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roscoe

obsolete slang A revolver or semiautomatic pistol. From the early 1900s, used primarily in reference to criminals or criminal activities. Sometimes capitalized. Be sure to take your roscoes with you when you go to make him pay up. I flashed my Roscoe and the two thugs backed off.

roscoe

(ˈrɑsko)
n. a pistol, especially a revolver. (Underworld.) I’m going down there to talk to Harry the Horse, and I’m taking my roscoe.
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"This is the perfect opportunity because of the connection with William Roscoe. The renaissance of this part of the city is not before time, and it's fantastic to be able to contribute to it."
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Authorities escorted the bus as it left the area, but Roscoe continued to pursue the vehicle, allegedly pulling up beside the bus and firing at it with a .40 caliber handgun and a 9mm handgun.
Roscoe, of Ceunant Street in Caernarfon, had denied all offences, which had left the victim seriously traumatised well into adulthood, the court heard.
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