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steel stretcher

steel stretcher
 other.— «Steel stretcher. What the apprentice is sent for as a joke.» —“Metallic Lathers’ Union of New York and vicinity, Local 46 of the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers International Union, 75th St. and Third Ave.” by Hatch Lexicon of Trade Jargon , 1938-39. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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