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blotter

1. One who is prone to drink large quantities of alcohol. Of course Grant doesn't remember what happened at the bar last night—he's a total blotter.
2. The log of arrests made by police. Also known as a "police blotter." Mom will freak out if you do anything to land in the police blotter!
3. The drug LSD (as it can be sold on pieces of blotting paper). I need to get some blotter before the concert.

police blotter

The written record of events, especially arrests, that occur on a daily basis in a police station or precinct. The local newspaper has been printing the police blotter provided by the station every day for the past 70 years, regardless of what kind of crime has been happening in the town or not.
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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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A shimmering blue-green tide follows the defeated glaciers northward, ascends the cool alpine valleys, creeps around the Great Lakes, and finally over-spreads the Hudson Bay Lowlands like ink on a blotter. At the leading edge are lichens and mosses; then come sedges, rushes, and other flowering plants, and finally willows, poplars, and conifers.
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Banac cited the figures lifted from the Crime Information Reporting and Analysis System (CIRAS) or what is commonly known as the PNP-Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM)'s enhanced electronic blotter (e-Blotter).