Saturday, October 01, 2005

Lillian the Librarian here with our Charlie Chan Dictionary!
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We'll be having entries for Charlie Chan at the Circus, our Monday Night Chat Room at (8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. [EDT] and we start our tapes/DVD's at 8:30).
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Dope (slang): Information.
(Lieutenant Mac: "Now, here's the dope.")
Grilling (slang): To question relentlessly; to cross-examine.
Honky-tonk: A cheap bar or dance hall.
(Lady Tiny: "He was only used to honky-tonks.")
Jug (slang): A jail.
(Lieutenant Macy: "I'm going to give them a few hours in the jug.")
On the up and up (slang): The truth.
(Lieutenant Macy: "This marriage certificate is on the up and up.")
Pinch (slang): To take into custody.
(Lieutenant Macy: ". . . I'm going to pinch the whole show.")
Rumba: (1) A dance of Cuban origin, combining complex footwork with a pronounce movement of the hips.
(2) A modern ballroom adaptation of this dance.
(3) Music for this dance or in this style.
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