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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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2013

... chute A timber-loading ramp used when mining...

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Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms (3 ed.)

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2010

... not a Chinaman's chance not even a very slight chance. 1952 Frank Yerby A Woman Called Fancy You haven't a Chinaman's chance of raising that money in...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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909 words

...of trouser. 2003 McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 130: luck of a Chinaman Very lucky, enjoying good fortune, sometimes implication you do not deserve it. Chinaman's nightmare ( n. ) [racial stereotyping] ( US ) bedlam, chaos. 1982 ‘ W.T. Tyler ’ Rogue's March 45: It was a Chinaman's nightmare up there at GHQ. Chinaman's shout ( n. ) [the presumed meanness of the Chinese] ( Aus. ) a supposed ‘treat’ for which everyone involved must pay. 1945 Baker Aus. Lang. Chinaman's trot ( n. ) ( Aus. ) a slow and steady jog. 1897 J.J. Murie ...

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Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2015

...Chinaman . In 1926 Fowler could say that this word was in current use, but at some point between then and 1965 (Gowers), Chinaman acquired a derogatory edge, and is now practically extinct in British English (except as a term in cricket for a left-handed bowler’s offbreak to a right-handed batsman). Chink (first recorded in 1901 ) is highly offensive slang for a...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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661 words

... • Alabaman , Amman, Ammon, Drammen, gammon, Mammon, salmon • Bradman , Caedmon, madman, madmen • flagman , flagmen • trackman , trackmen • hangman , hangmen • chapman , chapmen • cragsman , cragsmen • cracksman , cracksmen, Flaxman • batsman , batsmen • batman , batmen • Tasman • clansman , clansmen, Klansman, Klansmen, landsman, landsmen • backgammon • barman , barmen, Brahman, Carman, Carmen, shaman, Sharman, Tutankhamen • craftsman , craftsmen, draftsman, draftsmen, draughtsman, draughtsmen, raftsman, raftsmen • marksman...

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The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

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2014
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85 words

... noun 1 a sarsen boulder (as found in Central Otago). 2 a type of chute or hopper for loading trucks etc. with spoil. 3 ( chinaman ) Shearing informal a lock of wool missed and left unshorn on a sheep’s rump (recalling a 1918 nz geological survey bulletin These sands have, owing to the deposition of secondary silica, become consolidated into hard flinty concretionary boulders, often of large size. These boulders locally called ‘ chinamen ’, are quite analogous to the sarsen stones of English geology....

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

... . A cricketing term (not to be confused with Googly ) denoting an offbreak bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman. It is said that the name derives from the Trinidadian bowler Ellis Achong ( 1904–86 ), who, although he played for the West Indies, was actually Chinese and who practised this kind of bowling, although not the first to do so. The term first became current in the...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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24 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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58 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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14 words

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