Archive for January 10th, 2008

Contraband?

We saw at least five semis pulled over by cops on our way north on I-75 (spanning Tennessee to Ohio—not clustered), and I wondered if there were reports of contraband.

Today’s vocabulary: contraband

Mac’s dictionary says origin late 16th century: from Spanish contrabanda, from Italian contrabando, from contra- ‘against’ + bando ‘proclamation, ban.’