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By Glenn Darragh

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Named after a small dungeon in which in 1756 the Nawab of Bengal confined 146 English prisoners, of whom only 23 survived. BLACKCAP, n - formerly, the cap worn by a judge when passing the death sentence. BLACKLEG, n - a scab in a labor dispute. It can be used as a modifier: blackleg labor. As a verb, it means to act against the interests 28 STANLEY of a union, especially by refusing to join a strike. BLAG, n (col) - an armed robbery, perpetrated by a BLAGGER. F. Newman) BLANCMANGE, n - a jello-like dessert, stiffened usually with cornstarch and set in a mould.

CONVERSION, n - a house converted into separate apartments. COOK SHOP, n - a store th3t sells cookery equipment. COOKER, n - 1. another word for a stove. 2. any large sour apple used in cooking. COP, v (col) - to suffer something unpleas3nt. You'll cop a clout about the ears if you do that again. He copped 15 years for armed robbery. In a military context, to COP IT means to be killed. COP SHOP, n (col) - a police station. COPY TASTER, n - a person who selects or 3pproves text for publication in a magazine or newspaper.

FATHER CHRISTMAS, n - another narne for Santa Claus. FEN, n - low-lying, flat, marshy land. FESTER, v (col) - to be idle or inactive. FETE, n - a village fair.

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