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The Kick-Over

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

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Via Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, Eric Partidge.

Via Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, Eric Partidge.

I want the book mentioned in this entry: On Feigned and Factitious Diseases, chiefly of Solders and Seamen.

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Kibitzer

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

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