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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 others, they said, would run for sweeney—and third money.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • You are in want of clothes, and you could go to sweeney's and get measured for a suit.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • And we heard there'd been a cavalry rumpus—Jeb Stuart and sweeney playing their tricks!

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Until the mayor and sweeney stepped in the 'Gink' had everything his own way.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • He announced that he could not accede to Gibson's demand for Chief sweeney's removal.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson

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