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bug

bug  n.— «The numbers game (known also as policy, clearing house, the bug, butter and eggs and other names) operates every day except Sunday throughout the year, players wagering anything from a penny upward on a three-digit number (000...

Canada point

Canada point  n.— «A committee…appeared, claiming jurisdition over those boys working at “Canada” points, that is, the wholesale and retail distribution of newspapers at several points in large cities.» —“A.F.L...

Lochnerism

Lochnerism  n.— «The Court’s meddlesome approach towards state economic-proprietarian legislation, often under the guise of substantive due process, ended—only to be replaced by the still more meddlesome spirit of the double standard...

run the traps

run the traps  v. phr.— «A related metaphor is run the traps. A hunter will check his traps in the morning to see what animals were caught; a reporter will “run the traps” of his sources to check out a story.» —by William...

silo funding

silo funding  other.— «We’ve neglected, not only the law, but the infrastructure of public health for more than a century and now what we have to do is stop the silo funding and more generalized funding and capacity level at the state and...

cross-decking

cross-decking  n.— «Cross decking is for, and I think we all in one way or another suffer from it, it’s when you have an officer and enlisted who possesses a specialty that is so unique and so low in numbers that when you’re operating at...