I heard some screw got his lemon kicked in in [sic] that mess-hall kick-over.
Hyman Golden in the Dictionary of Underworld Lingo. Kick-Overs are riots in prison
I want the book mentioned in this entry: On Feigned and Factitious Diseases, chiefly of Solders and Seamen.
I had no idea…
A watcher… rather than a participant. One who plays your game of patience, or does your crossword puzzle for you, over your shoulder.
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, Eric Partridge