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wet (one's) beak

To partake in part of the profits of another person's business, usually as a result of extortion. (Used especially in reference to organized crime, particularly "protection money" paid to the Italian Mafia.) Trust me, you're better off just giving him what he wants whenever he comes round to wet his beak. If you don't pay up, you'll have bigger problems.
See also: beak, wet

beak

1. n. a nose. What a beak on that guy!
2. in. to gossip; to chatter. Stop beaking and get to work.
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Although there is no evidence from the data in this experiment that birds experienced chronic pain after beak trimming it is possible that birds may also experience phantom sensations.
Delayed presentation of a detached resectoscope beak and treatment with thulium laser.
Striking a balance in durability, weight and function, Grecia was outfitted with his new prosthetic beak a few weeks later.
Andersson's group narrowed the search for the gene controlling beak size to a stretch of DNA that contains HMGA2 and three other genes.
The lower beak is more likely to be subject to erosion because it always covers the upper beak during biting and chewing.
Soft beak can cause the beak to be overgrown, peeling or cracked and is caused by a calcium or vitamin D deficiency which leads to insufficient mineralisation of beak.
The dad who found the bird said: "These acts are cruel and we were really upset because this poor goose wasn't able to feed due to only having part of its beak.
3 ( ANI ): Scientists used high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT scanning) and computer simulations to take a closer look at the dinosaur beaks.
RED HOT & HOLY: A HERETIC'S LOVE STORY is more than just a biography: it's one woman's exploration of spiritual paths and blends scholarship with personal reflection and modern culture as it traces the personal spiritual journey of Sera Beak, who developed various liaisons with God from Christian affairs and break-ups to Buddhism, Hinduism, and various new age deities.
Flash" was lucky and the tackle was removed without harming his beak or throat.
The bird with the longest beak in relation to its body length is the sword-billed hummingbird-its beak measures 10.
The origin of the unusual beak of pufferfishes has been discovered, giving new clues about how such unique structures can evolve, a new report mentions.
Even worse, the sign is simply a childish exploration of the different types of beak possessed by wading birds using the estuary.
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