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the wild and woolly West

The western United States of America as typified during the period of American expansion in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This old-timey saloon aims to recreate the authentic atmosphere and aesthetics of the wild and woolly West. This part of the country truly remains the wild and woolly West—dirty, dangerous, and almost completely outside the purview of the law.
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slang A hand-rolled cigarette (joint) or cigar (blunt) filled with a mixture of marijuana and either crack cocaine or PCP. Everyone got real messed up once we started smoking woolies. Yo, Mike's got some angel dust on him if you want to roll up a woolie.
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n. long underwear. It’s the time of the year for woolies!
See also: wooly
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