stowed out
 adj.— «It involved greater face-to-face discussions with local people. Sceptics said it wouldn’t work—because no one in the public would talk to “The Polis” either through fear or mistrust. In fact, when they went out on to the street on the very first day, queues of residents formed waiting to speak to them! In Glasgow parlance, they were “stowed out”! The police rapidly learned that vandalism and graffiti were top of the list of local concerns and swiftly tackled that. The talking continued—on the street, in community councils, tenants committees—identifying what was really worrying locals and allowing the police to feed back what action had been taken.» —“Acting to reduce numbers of young smokers” Inverness Courier (Scotland) Sept. 18, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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