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left-handed hickey

left-handed hickey  other.— «Left-handed hicky—what an apprentice is sent for as a joke.» —“Metallic Lathers’ Union of New York and vicinity, Local 46 of the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers International Union, 75th St. and Third Ave...

pea soup

pea soup  n.— «Pea soup. An expression meaning the boss is coming.» —“Metallic Lathers’ Slang and Jargon” by Metallic Lathers’ Union of New York and vicinity, Local 46 of the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers International...

phoney

phoney  n.— «Phoney—same. [stiff—worker who makes mistakes.]» —“Metallic Lathers’ Union of New York and vicinity, Local 46 of the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers International Union, 75th St. and Third Ave.” by...

steel stretcher

steel stretcher  other.— «Steel stretcher. What the apprentice is sent for as a joke.» —“Metallic Lathers’ Union of New York and vicinity, Local 46 of the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers International Union, 75th St. and Third Ave...

big dog

big dog  n.— «Big dog—to owe a large bill.» —“Jargon from Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers International Union of America, Local 37, 389 East 154th St.” by Hatch in New York City Lexicon of Trade Jargon ...

stealing centre

stealing centre  n.— «As a result, the Local Governments rather than serve as units of development, have constituted largely “stealing centres,” drawing directly from the rich phraseology of our President.» —“Our Oil...