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clip joint

n. a business establishment that cheats customers. The clip joint on Fourth Street was busted last night.
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The clip joints that are greyhound tracks will echo ever more eerily for a while; and then, one has to suppose, the game will simply die, its memory kept alive perhaps by the virtual version its owners have shown they're perfectly happy to peddle instead.
These clubs are a far cry from the dingy East End pubs where women stripped and passed around a pint glass for tips or the ultra-sleazy clip joints of Soho.
Eli-Flex's Protekt-a-Splice is a new resin material formulated to seal gaps in conveyor belt clip joints and mechanical fasteners, The resin is a combination of epoxy and polyurethane hardeners in a hybrid system.
Along with older brother Charlie, the twins had first made their mark as professional boxers in the 50s, using their physical strength to extend their 'business interests' running clubs and cheap clip joints.
His lowdown on shopping in Williamsburg is priceless, as is his anticipation of two "rural clip joints," The Homestead and the Greenbrier, only one of which turns out to deserve the slur.
Offering bleary-eyed tourists a little fun at a seemingly simple game of chance like the notorious razzle-dazzle (an almost unwinnable game played with eight dice), the apparently slow-witted proprietors of the clip joints cheated to permit the tourists to win small and then lose big--and fast.
The effect is stunning, and all the better when seen in 3D, while the over-the-top, campy vibe and the settings of smoky clip joints, ratty flophouses and backstreets overrun by badass babes make the violence
Last week Camille's mother and sister flew to Britain from Jamaica to appeal for Westminster City Council to clamp down on the clip joints.
Compared to the fare at today's clip joints, it feels like vaudeville.
The starting point is a clean-up operation of Soho's notorious clip joints - places where punters were taken for a ride in more ways than one, though never in the way they hoped for.