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slow elk

slow elk
 n.— «Someone else mentioned an unprincipled captain back in the lean ’30s who was said to have sent a task force armed with shotguns ashore at rural stretches on dark nights to hunt “slow elk.” If successful, the men returned bowed under the weight of beef steaks and roasts.» —“Tow and tell with Capt. Pete” by A.A. Dornfeld in Ill. Chicago Tribune May 20, 1979. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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