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Rush the Growler

We say rush the growler to mean “go fetch the booze” because, back in the 1880s, people got around the new liquor laws by sending kids scurrying down to the bar with an empty growler in hand to fill up. Variations of this include chase...

radwaste

radwaste  n.— «Joseph R. Egan, a nuclear engineer-turned-lawyer who led Nevada’s legal campaign to block a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain, died Wednesday at his home in Naples, Fla. He was 53.…He had arranged for his ashes to...

Grumbles motion

Grumbles motion  n.— «They were going to file what’s known as a “Grumbles motion”—asking the court to view the incarceration as punitive.» —“Lawyer blasts government witch hunt for Barry Bonds’ trainer, Greg...

pulk

pulk  n.— «Not such an easy feat when you are moving forward on skis pulling a sled—or pulk, as it is called—with 140 pounds of weight to simulate all the food and equipment that must travel with each polar explorer.» —“Lawyer learns...

dump truck

dump truck  n.— «Mr. Minkin is what some drug lawyers deride as a “dump truck,” an attorney whose clients plead guilty and cooperate. Indeed, the 59-year-old Mr. Minkin says he is “second to none in…knowing how to...

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