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blotter

1. n. a drunkard. (see also sponge.) The guy’s a blotter. He’ll drink anything and lots of it.
2. n. the drug LSD, sold on bits of blotting paper. (Drugs.) Blotter can bring one to five dollars a pop.
3. n. a police station log of arrests; a police blotter. The blotter is full of the names of petty criminals and drunks.

police blotter

A precinct's daily written record of arrests. In the days before ballpoint pens, much less computers, police station house records were kept with ink pens, the writing from which had to be blotted to keep the ink from smearing. Sheets of paper might come and go, but the blotter's indelible imprint remained as a metaphorical reminder of the name of the person who was arrested. That's why many old gangster movies has lines about the cops checking a bad guy's record on the police blotter.
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When the corresponding DBS specimens were amplified after the methanol treatment, the reaction mixtures were colorless and clear after PCR, and OLA was successfully accomplished for every specimen, verifying the importance of the methanol treatment of the blotters.
Herbarium Supply Company (800/348-2338) offers a 12- by 18-inch press, newsprint, 30 pieces of blotter paper, and cardboard for $68.
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After refusing to kill the cockroach, Thornhill became enraged and is accused of kicking his stepfather and throwing objects at him, then hitting his mother across the back," according to the Friendswood Police Department crime blotter.
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Making love on the huge wooden desk with it's gold embossed leather blotter was just so naughty," she admitted.
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Among the firm's deep-cycle absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries is a separator of glass fibers which is used to isolate the positive and negative plates while serving as a blotter to absorb the electrolyte, Trojan explains, adding that the separator is maintained under compression between plates to guarantee contact with the plate surfaces.