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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."

    Bulger's arrest marks sunset of Mob era

  • 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.

    May 2005: Nick Tosches on Arnold Rothstein

  • Then he'd organized an independent planters 'market-ing cooperative, and from that he'd gotten into shylocking.

    The Fuzzy Papers

  • 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.

    The Fuzzy Papers

  • "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.

    The Fuzzy Papers


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