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- v. Present participle of grass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The exposing of linen cloth in fields to the influence of air, moisture, and light for the purpose of bleaching.
- n. The act or practice of working for a second employer elsewhere, after working the regular time for one's principal employer: so called by trade-unions, which rule out the practice in order to increase the opportunities for men who are out of work. Also called smooting and foxing.
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However, for understandable recent-historical reasons the idea of grassing up your neighbours to the authorities is pretty taboo here, so I didn't.
Give fanatics shorter jail terms for 'grassing' says Government's anti-terror law watchdog
Stephen Parish, prosecuting, said the motive for the burglary was unclear but may have been out of revenge for the occupants apparently "grassing" to the police about a previous burglary.
The culture against 'grassing' or helping the police is strong in sections of the black community.
At his sentencing, Licorish appeared with a large bandage across his face from where he said he was slashed by another prisoner for the 'grassing' incident, needing 104 stitches.
The defence solicitor said he swore at the first female, also using the word "grassing".
Memo to Gray: drop symbolic policies in each: the authoritarian anti-social behaviour agenda of awarding kids prizes for 'grassing' on their neighbours, and the whole PFI / PPP agenda, would make an ideal two.
"The motive for the offence - 'grassing' on the whole family for drug dealing - was regarded by the judge as significant.
It's okay in this instance, because Waterfront Park is the product of grassing over paved areas!
Of course, this is intentional on the empty suit Obama's part so that he can blame her rather than himself for failures in the world. robert grassing
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