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strev commented on the word harlem sunsets
ouch- ya got me!
April 14, 2009
bilby commented on the word harlem sunsets
cucubrain commented on the word harlem sunsets
I don't Know...Mick Jagger maybe?
What would that make a harlem shuffle?
yarb commented on the word harlem sunsets
Yowzer, that's the best first listing I've seen in yonks!
April 11, 2009
Thanks for the warm welcome, sionnach.
sionnach commented on the word harlem sunsets
What an excellent term to have as your first listed on Wordie. Welcome to the site!
Harlem sunsets I came across this one in a Raymond Chandler novel and, to the best of my knowledge, he's the only one who's used it. Here's the quote:
"One time there was five smokes carved Harlem
sunsets on each other down on East Eighty-four.
One of them was cold already. There was blood on
the furniture, blood on the walls, blood even on
It means "cutting someone with a blade pretty badly". Not a terribly useful expression, but extremely graphic!
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