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- v. Present participle of shylock.
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Florida statutes use the term as a synonym for loan shark and "shylocking" as a synonym for loan sharking, considered ruthless, greedy and dishonest.
They put it on the street at shylocking rates," said O'Donnell, who infiltrated Irish organized-crime crews in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as an undercover officer in the 1990s."
With the benison of Big Tim Sullivan, Arnold had been involved in bookmaking, shylocking, and gambling enterprises since at least the turn of the century.
Then he'd organized an independent planters 'market-ing cooperative, and from that he'd gotten into shylocking.
You name any kind of a racket-dope, prostitution, gambling, protection'shakedowns, illicit-gem buying, shylocking, stolen goods-and Inger'marm's at the back of it.
"While we were inter'rogating this one and that one about the Fuzzy-sunstone business, we got a lot of evidence, all veridicated, to connect him with Thaxter's shylocking and Bowlby's call-girl agency and Heenan's prize-fight fixing and Laporte's strong-arm mob.