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[1940s+ Narcotics; perhaps a shortening of Portuguese fumo d'Angola, ''Angola smoke,'' referring to marijuana and the smoking habit brought by slaves from Angola to Brazil]

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  • She would later become proficient in the art of praying mantis kung fu.
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  1. fouled up
  2. fucked up
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type of Chinese bronze vessel used as a food container, it was produced largely from the middle Zhou period (c. 900-c. 600 BC) through the Warring States period (475-221 BC). Rectangular in shape and divided into two parts, the vessel was supported by angular feet at each corner; the lid was almost a duplicate of the bottom (in principle much like the dui). In ancient documents the vessel was also referred to as hu or hulian.

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