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 n.— «The judge’s story is that Alvin Kaiser, Houma third baseman, admitted he had clipped the bookie for $185 through the ruse of the past posting and the turned back clock. He said he didn’t have anything to do with the clock turning, himself.» —“Two Stories As Regards Horse Rooms” by Lawrence J. Skiddy Syracuse Herald-Journal (N.Y.) Jan. 30, 1947. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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