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Spear

In auto sales, a tactic in which a salesperson speaks with a person away from the dealership site and offers an impossibly high price for a trade-in, provided the person comes to the dealership that same day to finalize the deal. The intent of a spear is to encourage the customer to come back to that dealership, at which time the salesperson will quote the real price for the trade-in.
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A teenager was picking cigarette butts out of the university's flower beds with a spearlike implement.
Usually depicted with a spearlike pole, Centaurus pierces Lupus, the Wolf, but the canine character of the Centaur's adversary was not unleashed until the 16th century.
Tobacco Spear--A spearlike device fitted over the end of a lath or stick to aid in piercing the butt ends of tobacco plants and in spacing them on the lath before hanging in the barn for curing.