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 for potboiler
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Potboiler \Pot"boil`er\, n.
     A term applied derisively to any literary or artistic work,
     and esp. a painting, done simply for money and the means of
     living. [Cant]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a literary composition of poor quality that was written
           quickly to make money (to boil the pot)

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