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key

slang A phonetic shortening of "kilo," referring to a kilogram of some illicit drug. Tom got busted with a key of coke in his trunk. Dude's going away for a long time. The gang smuggled 200 keys of heroin across the border by hiding them in tubs of ice cream.

key

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Mary obeyed, and found that he had already drawn the tin box from under the clothes, though he usually asked to have this done for him; and he had selected the key. He now unlocked the box, and, drawing from it another key, looked straight at her with eyes that seemed to have recovered all their sharpness and said, "How many of 'em are in the house?"
Boxtel covered it with a slight coat of wax, and when he thus renewed the experiment, the obstacle which prevented the key from being turned a second time left its impression on the wax.
At that time she stole out on to the staircase, with the keys in her pocket, and the candle in her hand.
Tulkinghorn rubs his head with the key while she entertains herself with a sarcastic laugh.
Sapsea rises, takes a key from a drawer, unlocks an iron safe let into the wall, and takes from it another key.
He called to Samuel, through the window, to take his portmanteau up-stairs again, and he then put the key himself into Sergeant Cuff's hand.
I tried it, for, since I could not find the key of the room or the key of the outer door, which was the main object of my search, I must make further examination, or all my efforts would be in vain.
As he ate it occurred to him that by dragging the table along the floor he could bring the key within his reach, but when he essayed to do so, he found that the table had been securely bolted to the floor during the period of his unconsciousness, Again Gahan smiled and shrugged and resumed his eating.
So Brus took the gold zecchins and De Vac the key, and the little prince played happily among the flowers of his royal father's garden, and all were satisfied; which was as it should have been.
"And for the world you would not get out without the key and without Mr.
She put the key in her pocket and walked up and down her walk.
Then they all started to hunt for the key. They looked under the mat; they looked under all the carpets; they looked in all the cupboards and drawers and lockers--in the big chests in the ship's dining-room; they looked everywhere.
"And here is the key, sir," said the old lady, going over the contents of her bunch with tremulously uncertain hands.
Old John did not walk near the Golden Key, for between the Golden Key and the Black Lion there lay a wilderness of streets--as everybody knows who is acquainted with the relative bearings of Clerkenwell and Whitechapel--and he was by no means famous for pedestrian exercises.
Suddenly she came upon a little three-legged table, all made of solid glass; there was nothing on it except a tiny golden key, and Alice's first thought was that it might belong to one of the doors of the hall; but, alas!