Manicured lawns and ranch homes gradually replace South Gate's jerry-built
homes and chicken coops; residents enjoy the benefits of new federal housing and infrastructure programs and Los Angeles' postwar industrial boom.
" refers to anything hastily and haphazardly constructed, and while there's some controversy concerning its origin, its most plausible derivation is nautical.
Herewith a few examples of Wills's own jerry-built
Outdoor jobs no longer require a jerry-built
arrangement of extension cords the farther you get from the house.
No running water, no rations, jerry-built
humpies, no school for kilometres, not much work -- and no manager.
Too many attractive Web sites are just nice facades on jerry-built
structures, he added.
The policy of gradual economic opening adopted after the 1973 coup is described as the product of a "fragile, tension-laden, jerry-built
Wanamaker's devotion to the theatre of Shakespeare took root in another visionary moment, when he saw a play performed on a jerry-built
replica of the Globe at the 1935 Chicago World's Fair.
The resulting jerry-built
portables powered everything from streetlights to vaccine refrigerators.
It seems likely - as suggested in a dust-cover blurb - that one or more of the jerry-built
models outlined in Chapters 2-6 of the Hahn and Solow volume will interest some economists.
The chapter on Mochtar Lubis is unworthy of serious regard: a jerry-built
confection organised around list-making and given to explaining plot and character to readers imagined as feebleminded or illiterate or perhaps just a lazy mob; in any event quite incapable of discerning the rudiments.
But it makes perfect sense within the context of a crusade, where reasons and arguments are jerry-built
to justify the quest, where catsup is a vegetable, as Reagan famously claimed, if it gets you any closer to the Grail.
As it was, the nation plunged into the rationalization of its ratlier jerry-built
nineteenthcentury manufacturing establishment; in the conversion of the steel industry from cutthroat competition and overproduction in marginally efficient plants to "cooperation," as Morgan called it, he had the dedicated assistance of men like Robert Bacon, George Perkins, and Charles Steele.
The foundations might have been solid but his tarte au citron was jerry-built
, with judge Paul Hollywood displaying a merciless streak as he added the cherry on top: "How the mighty fall."
THIS PAST JUNE, a sprawling, jerry-built
plywood protrusion sprang up in the middle of a South Bronx housing project with the suddenness of a mushroom patch after a spring rain.