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Shufti

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"When we come face-to-face with one down a dark alley, we're going to be having a shufti to see if it's solid, aren't we, we're not going to be asking, "Excuse me, are you the imprint of a departed soul?"
- Ron (HBP21)

Definition

U.S.: a look. This word can be used as either a noun or a verb; it was originally military slang, derived from the Arabic for “have you seen”? (NSOED).

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