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get domed
 v. phr.— «New Orleans now had a new word for what happens to people unlucky enough to fall into the hands of the authorities purporting to save them: domed. As in “I just got domed,” or “If the police knock on your door, don’t answer, “cause you might get domed.” To be domed is to be herded into a domed sports building—the Superdome, the Astrodome, the Maravich basketball arena at Louisiana State University—for your own safety. Ms. Perrier hadn’t really wanted to leave her house in the first place. She had entrusted herself to me. Now she had been domed.» —“Wading Toward Home” by Michael Lewis in New Orleans, La. New York Times Oct. 9, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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