And you betcha, the Pistons lost to the clippers that night.
Even with the third-best record in basketball, the clippers still struggle for the hearts and wallets of Los Angeles.
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Just look at those comments by clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Just four years ago, the average price for clippers tickets on the secondary market was less than half that of the Lakers.
clippers of all kinds and sizes were bought up at enormous prices, and rapidly transformed into privateers and letters of marque.
Meanwhile the shears of the clippers were constantly at work.
“And these Baltimore clippers are so fleet,” remarked the captain.
Guess some o' them clippers can show as good a record as any steamer afloat.
Saw there some of the first of those Yankee clippers that have since almost monopolized the China carrying trade.
"shears-like cutting tool for hair, etc.," 1876, agent noun from clip (v.1). Earlier they were clipping shears (mid-15c.).
late 14c., "sheepshearer;" early 15c., "a barber;" c.1300 as a surname; agent noun from Middle English clippen "shorten" (see clip (v.1)). The type of fast sailing ship so called from 1823 (in Cooper's "The Pilot"), probably from clip (v.1) in sense of "to move or run rapidly," hence early 19c. sense "person or animal who looks capable of fast running." Perhaps originally simply "fast ship," regardless of type:
Well, you know, the Go-along-Gee was one o' your flash Irish cruisers -- the first o' your fir-built frigates -- and a clipper she was! Give her a foot o' the sheet, and she'd go like a witch--but somehow o'nother, she'd bag on a bowline to leeward. ["Naval Sketch-Book," by "An officer of rank," London, 1826]The early association of the ships was with Baltimore, Maryland. Perhaps influenced by Middle Dutch klepper "swift horse," echoic (Clipper appears as the name of an English race horse in 1831). In late 18c., the word principally meant "one who cuts off the edges of coins" for the precious metal.
A pickpocket: accused her of being a clipper, or pickpocket (1970s+ Police)