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hit the deuces

hit the deuces  v. phr.— «An officer “hits the deuces”—a button on his hand-held radio—which summons a hundred guards like ants to a picnic.» —“Cell Survivor” by John Bowers Salt Lake City...

trick bag

trick bag  n.— «Because there are so many confidential informants and sex offenders, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) does not allow Pre-Sentence Reports to be in a convict’s possession. Inmates throughout the BOP suffer boot-parties on an...

protein spill

protein spill  n.— «Virginia Li Yuk Wing, 24, a college graduate in marketing who is working as a custodian at Disney-MGM Studios before moving to the Hong Kong park, learned the euphemism for the mess created by queasy visitors after an...

bubble

bubble  n.— «“Have you ever tried “crystal’?” he asked, bringing out crystal methamphetamine and a small glass pipe that some refer to as a “bubble.”» —“States Grapple With Growing Teen Meth Use” by...

mahogany reef

mahogany reef  n.— «If you’ve got $550 to spend on a day’s sport, he’ll meet you at a Lake Montauk bar he calls The Mahogany Reef and take you to some of the finest fishing you’ll ever enjoy.» —“The Executive Went...

agribition

agribition  n.— «Besides learning a new word—agribition, referring to farm-related shows—in researching the school, I became acquainted with guard Obie Trotter, who leads Division I in steals.» —“ No. 16s will have their day—someday...