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scroogie

scroogie  adj.— «Scroogie. Something wrong with a job but the trouble has not been discovered.» —“Material for Trade, Slang and Jargon Dictionary: Sheet Metal Workers” in U.S. Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa. Lexicon of...

goldberg

goldberg  n.— «Goldberg. Cheap, complicated pieces of mechanism.» —“Material for Trade, Slang and Jargon Dictionary: Sheet Metal Workers” in U.S. Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa. Lexicon of Trade Jargon , 1938-39...

gravy job

gravy job  n.— «Meat sauce, gravy job—an easy job involving lots of cutting and no sizing; the worker “sits down and watches it go.”» —“Machinists’ Terminology” by Fearing in Brooklyn Navy Yard Lexicon...

Irish pennant

Irish pennant  n.— «The term “Irish pennant” derives from the Royal Navy during the time of sailing ships. It was a loose or untidy end of a line. In Navy and Marine Corps parlance today, an Irish pennant is a loose thread on a...

pork chop

pork chop  n.— «Gibson graduated in 1977 and did a tour of duty in the Navy as a supply officer, a “Pork Chop” in Navy parlance.» —“Couple perform musical living history” by John Barnhart Bedford...

purple

purple  adj.— «Behind his desk at U.S. Strategic Command, Rear Adm. Ralph Tindal keeps a purple military hat. On the front of the hat is a patch of Velcro, where the service emblem normally would be. Tindal has Navy and Air Force emblems...