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 Meanings and Examples of CONTRABAND
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contraband
 n.  goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law
Classic Sentence:
1  He had scarcely been a week at Leghorn before the hold of his vessel was filled with printed muslins, contraband cottons, English powder, and tobacco on which the excise had forgotten to put its mark.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
2  Now Mr. Davis had declared limes a contraband article, and solemnly vowed to publicly ferrule the first person who was found breaking the law.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVEN
3  Also, there came to hand information with regard both to Chichikov's purchase of dead souls and to his conniving at contraband goods during his service in the Customs Department.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
4  Ben Butler, in Virginia, quickly declared slave property contraband of war, and put the fugitives to work; while Fremont, in Missouri, declared the slaves free under martial law.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
5  So gradually the tone of the army chiefs changed; Congress forbade the rendition of fugitives, and Butler's "contrabands" were welcomed as military laborers.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
6  Army chaplains found here new and fruitful fields; "superintendents of contrabands" multiplied, and some attempt at systematic work was made by enlisting the able-bodied men and giving work to the others.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
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