from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A pawnshop.
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- n. A pawnshop.
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It was a long haul to Jerry Church's hockshop, but Snim had a gold and pearl pocket-pianino up there and he was hoping to cadge Church into advancing another sovereign on it.
He gets to the Luisenstrasse and the hockshop just before closing time, and manages to raise a little, baloney for a day or two maybe, on the zoot.