street sweeper

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street sweeper

A semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun with a revolving ammo drum. Originally designed for riot control, i.e., "sweeping the streets." The cops were armed with street sweepers to face the oncoming protestors. These street sweepers can be devastating, but they're an absolute nightmare to reload in the middle of combat.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

street sweeper

n. a machine gun. In my neighborhood, the sound of street sweepers is about as common as the sound of horns honking.
See also: street
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He was provided with a stiff besom, such as is used by street sweepers, and it was his place to follow down the line the man who drew out the smoking entrails from the carcass of the steer; this mass was to be swept into a trap, which was then closed, so that no one might slip into it.
The old street sweeper at my elbow told me that these were the gifts brought in from the far outlying districts by the commanding officers of the frontier posts.
The Managing Director of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr Ola Oresanya, has described the female street sweepers as the engine room of the organization, working round the clock to keep the state clean and sustain the environment.
Valenzuela City's 400 street sweepers can now swap all the plastic waste they collect for groceries while public school students can win gift certificates for plastic sachets or beverage cartons they surrender to school coordinators.
Armed with their brooms and dustpans, city street sweepers of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) are hot on the trail of the "Traslacion" to clear the garbage of trash that would be left behind by the devotees of the Black Nazarene.
FROM singing street sweepers to England super-fans, these Teessiders gave us plenty to smile about in 2018.
Belmonte seeks benefits for street sweepers !-- -- Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) - December 15, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte is pushing for more assistance to the city's street sweepers to enable them to enjoy benefits from the Social Security System (SSS) and the Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth).
These include 8 street sweepers and two low loaders.
TWO new street sweepers will be on the streets of North Tyneside as part of an autumn clean -up campaign.
To successfully achieve their goals, the group dressed as street sweepers to locate the right targets.
As days pass the water starts to disappear but the mud remains, a monumental task is ahead for the street sweepers that attempt to make some inroads into the sticky mess covering the streets.
Rather than spreading street sweepers across the entire city every day, teams will focus on "cleaning streets that need it the most".
Street sweepers brush up the roads but the tops of the bins are covered in cigarette ends.
Street sweepers are some of the most important people that make Dubai a clean place to live.