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Slang definitions & phrases for blue-and-white



A police car, esp in New York City; black and white: those blue-and-whites rolling slowly up and down in front of her house (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • The blue-and-white came falling down like an avalanche of snow.

    The Quest Frederik van Eeden
  • Why, how then can my domino-box be changed into a geranium and a blue-and-white flower-pot?

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Those inclined can always get a good glimpse of blue-and-white striped hose.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader Elinore Pruitt Stewart
  • There was a blue-and-white, hit-or-miss rag rug on the floor.

  • He had once spent six weeks in and about this marvellous city, and he had a vague recollection of the blue-and-white enamel signs.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • A blue-and-white poster, with her name staring Paris in the face.

    To Tell You the Truth Leonard Merrick
  • Hastily he put a small table on the hearth-rug, spread it with a blue-and-white cloth, set plates and glasses.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • On the walls was a blue-and-white paper; even the woodwork was white.

    The Camerons of Highboro Beth B. Gilchrist
  • Charity, in a blue-and-white checked cotton gown, with a bandanna around her head, was working in her garden beside the house.

    Honey-Sweet Edna Turpin

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