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sherm

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sherm

noun

Phencyclidine, an animal tranquilizer smoked as a narcotic; angel dust, pcp (1960s+ Narcotics)

verb

To use phencyclidine: He felt his heart bound, his stomach lunged, like the time he shermed at Venice Beach

[said to be a prison term for Sherman cigarettes soaked in phencyclidine]

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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  • Sure Job was a complainin' mill-wheel beside me, sherm Bidwell.

    They of the High Trails

    Hamlin Garland
  • Hush,” said sherm, “I believe I heard somebody outside on the gravel.

    Chicken Little Jane Lily Munsell Ritchie
  • Instead sherm hurled the most insulting defiance he could think of.

    Chicken Little Jane Lily Munsell Ritchie
  • “Bet I can roll you girls off that barrel,” said sherm with mischief in his eye.

    Chicken Little Jane Lily Munsell Ritchie
  • sherm was about fifteen feet away and he made a dash to stop these preparations.

    Chicken Little Jane Lily Munsell Ritchie
  • “Alee samee, sherm did the business, Carol,” retorted Ernest.

    Chicken Little Jane Lily Munsell Ritchie
  • To bring this about was really what sherm Tagh and the Mughls wanted.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • "sherm Hockley, of course," the voice said with distant, unperturbed tones.

    The Unlearned Raymond F. Jones
  • Presently the girls began to sing, Ernest and sherm joining in.

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