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Fifth column   /fɪfθ kˈɑləm/   Listen
Fifth column

A subversive group that supports the enemy and engages in espionage or sabotage; an enemy in your midst.  Synonym: Trojan horse.

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"Fifth column" Quotes from Famous Books

... following table. The first column gives the number of the song and the second the page in this book; the third column gives the beginning of each song in English; the fourth gives the beginning of each song in Latin. The references in the fifth column are to the little anthology called Gaudeamus (Leipzig, Teubner, 1879); those in the sixth column are to the printed edition of the Benedictbeuern Codex, which goes by the title of Carmina Burana (Stuttgart, auf Kosten das Literarischen Vereins, ...
— Wine, Women, and Song - Mediaeval Latin Students' songs; Now first translated into English verse • Various

Words linked to "Fifth column" :   fifth columnist, saboteur, social unit, unit

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