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Black Maria

[DAE, DES prison van, DAS a hearse] n. 1. a hand ambulance used on police cases before the day of motor ambulances: 1936 Ma say Pa shuddy know she didn' mean fer true t' nock him cross he head an' an' sen fer d' black maria (Dupuch 90, 121).

2. an insult. (Andros)

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Last update: 2010-09-05 22:56
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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