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  • n. Hard times; a difficult circumstance, especially financially.
  • n. A stunned condition.

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  • "Molly was so happy she could cry. It had been a long time since they'd had anything like a holiday together. Stan had been acting so screwy she was afraid he was living on Queer Street."

    - Nightmare Alley, William Lindsay Gresham

    June 30, 2012