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one-armed bandit

one-armed bandit
 n.— «“One-armed bandits” is another name for fiddler crabs, and “butterballs” are better known as mole crabs or sand fleas.» —“Anglers don’t have to be in a pinch to use crabs” by Mike Marsh News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) Oct. 27, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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