cloak-and-dagger
adjective Date: 1860 dealing in or suggestive of melodramatic intrigue and action usually involving secret agents and espionage <
a cloak-and-dagger novel
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cloak-and-dagger noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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