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  1. (also comprapequeños) is a compound Spanish neologism meaning "child-buyers," which was created by Victor Hugo in his novel The Man Who Laughs

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  2. However, the French writer, Pascal Bruckner, gave only as much credence to the term and practice by saying, "if we take Victor Hugo's word for it." It refers to various groups in folklore who were said to change the physical appearance of human being

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  3. Allusion to this myth is common in reference to any group or body who seek to alter the minds of children through calculated manipulation

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  4. one of many unsavory practices alleged to have been practiced by the Gypsies, who were readily demonized due to their perennial outsider status

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  5. also strongly associated with freak shows, whose popularity was never harmed by an air of savage mystery

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