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shill

(ʃɪl)
1. n. someone planted in the crowd to urge others to buy something, participate in something, etc. The guy’s a shill! Don’t fall for this setup!
2. in. to advertise for something; to give a sales pitch for something. Four stars of an old television show were there shilling for a major computer firm.
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Shill represents Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia's Sarah Baicker and negotiated Baicker's deal to be one of four co-anchors on the new Breakfast on Broad show, which airs from 6 a.
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Professor Shill is an expert in property law, land use regulations and real estate and currently teaches courses in all three fields of study.
We listen to them sometimes, and I have come to the conclusion that they are shills for the Left, but posing as "conservative.
Your article suggesting that I am shilling for the KLA, which you describe as a bunch of drug dealing gangsters, is -- let us say -- very imaginative (see our "Insider Report" item entitled "Rohrabacher Shills for the KLA," September 24th issue, page 6).