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whippy

whippy  n.— «A chief of detectives at Kings Cross, Detective Inspector Brian Meredith, had said he was against police taking regular bribes but as far as he was concerned they could pocket “whippy”—money they found on...

Cracker Chic

Cracker Chic  n.— «“Cracker Chic” is a new term now relating to a decorating style currently gaining popularity. It consists of very simple and smaller scaled antiques, bungalows and furniture mostly void of ornate carvings and...

chipping

chipping  n.— «“I was just chipping,” Cross says. That’s a street term that means she’d use whatever drug she could get. “Coke, heroin, anything you can shoot, I was shooting it.”» —“Addiction Center set her on path...

knebbing

knebbing  n.— «The book tells of how a large crane which became known as the Whittle Cross was used to load and unload the barges and how villagers would scavenge for scraps of coal which fell into the canal during offloading—a practice...