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beaver deceiver

beaver deceiver  n.— «The current law allows homeowners and towns various solutions to resolving conflicts with beavers including flow devices known to some as “beaver deceivers.” Flow devices cost approximately $900-$1,200, half the price...

spun out

spun out  adj.— «What if she is spun out (slang for someone under the influence of drugs)?» —“Riding with a Probation Officer: Officers blend law, social work” by Katie Ashton Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) May...

Ghostbusters law

Ghostbusters law  n.— «Connecticut has enacted legislation, sometimes referred to as a “Ghostbusters law,” that exempts sellers and their agents from having to voluntarily disclose deaths on the property, and might even cover...

puppy lemon law

puppy lemon law  n.— «A Berks County kennel is in danger of being shut down after accusations of deceiving consumers and selling sick dogs.…The accusations from the Attorney General’s office stem from the protection buyers get with...

hammer charge

hammer charge  n.— «Burrell had the jurors brought into the courtroom and directed them to renew their efforts to reach a verdict.…The instruction Burrell gave the jurors is sometimes called the “hammer charge,” and the...

pickled punk

pickled punk  n.— «I found out that in early-to-mid-20th century America, stillborn babies and aborted human fetuses, placed in glass jars full of formaldehyde, were a profitable business. The life of the unborn was protected by law...

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