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fourwalling

fourwalling  v.— «How, in these inflationary times, do you persuade the public to pay $23 million to watch your old home movies, mixed in wish some stock wildlife footage? Answer: You call the confection the “Great American...

blowoff

blowoff  n.— «The Elliot Forbes speech was what is known in the carnival world as a “blowoff,” long used in 10-in-one freak shows to hustle additional money from people who had already paid an admission price. In any good...

joning

joning  n.— «When you making fun of somebody my part of MS (The Delta) we’d say that cutting somebody up, but in other parts they say Joning.» —“On the day…1:V:1, Guide to MS-Delta Slang: Intro to Definitions” by...

get up

get up  v.— «Got up with…To meet with rendevous.» —“On the day&hellip’1:V:1, Guide to MS-Delta Slang: Intro to Definitions” by RebelHata Jack of All Trades; Master of None (Greenville Miss.) Oct...

dutching

dutching n. 1. a technique of treating cocoa with alkali. 2. the tilting of a viewing perspective in film, television, or other visual media. Editorial Note: There are other more well-known types of dutching: in gambling, hedging bets in such a way...

dhimmi

dhimmi  n.— «Tolerated unbelievers were called dhimmi, or ahl al-dhimma, “the people of the pact.” This was a legal term for the tolerated and protected non-Muslim subjects of the Muslim state.…The dhimma, which...