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slave market

slang An area where day laborers gather to be hired by a prospective employer. Potentially offensive. I'm just out of prison with no experience or qualifications. Where else am I going to find work other than the slave market?
See also: market, slave

slave market

n. a job market where many candidates for jobs come face to face with potential employers. I gotta go to the annual slave market this year. We’re hiring for a change.
See also: market, slave
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Soul by Soul: Life inside the Antebellum Slave Market. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
At the high altar, where a slave market whipping post once stood, Archbishop Williams asked God "to help us find hope at times of bondage and fear."
For instance, the slave market of Mecca in the XIXth century received white slaves from the Caucasus at higher prices because of the scarcity of white slaves.
In the early 16th century, the Sierra Leone/Liberian coastlines and the Kongo-Angola region supplied the Charleston slave markets with large numbers of Africans.
Kano was a major trading centre with a flourishing slave market, defended by mailed horsemen and protected by walls up to 40ft thick and 50ft high.
Half American Indian, half black, James Green was born a slave, then became a "free boy." He was later kidnapped and sold in a Virginia slave market to a Texas ranchman.
It's present in the slave market scenes and the harem portraits, just as the eroticism of the naked Venuses and Eves is present in the paintings of the Renaissance.
Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market by Walter Johnson Harvard University Press, February 2000, $26.00, ISBN 0-674-82148-3
After the 1808 constitutional ban on importing slaves into the United States, Washington became a principal slave market. In 1812, fines for blacks participating in "nightly and disorderly meetings" were quadrupled.
Most of his groups were narrative in intent, depicting such scenes as The Checker Players, and The Slave Market. Rogers cast and sold the reproductions himself, selling more than 100,000 altogether.
But no sea captain could be found who was willing to convey them to the slave market, and they were freed.
His remarks came after Iraqi Minister of Human Rights Mohammed Mahdi Ameen al-Bayati said the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group has sold more than 5,000 women and girls merely from Iraq's Izadi Kurdish minority in their slave market.
class="MsoNormalIt is also claimed that Arabs used the caves as holding areas as they waited for arrival of ships to transfer their captives to the infamous slave market in Zanzibar, and then onward to Saudi Arabia.
It does have omissions that must seem curious to the Gate City's Civil War aficionados and scholars, such as the circumstances of Atlanta's founding or that the photographs of the abandoned Atlanta slave market and of the ruins of the Atlanta Rolling Mill have become two of the most published and symbolic photographs of the Civil War.
Katchy lamented that the slave market in Libya has become very lucrative with cartels expanding in the bestial trade on daily basis, while some unscrupulous Nigerians are deeply involved in the inhuman activities.