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hammer-man

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hammer-man

noun

An authoritative person; strongman

[1950s+ Black; perhaps an echo of John Henry]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • She looked around like a bird in a snare; the hammer-man was not far away and impulsively she flew over to him.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • By this time the hammer-man and Miss Gerald were beyond his range of vision.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • Think of the hammer-man pretending to try to keep Bob out of jail!

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • Oh, Im a loser all right, said Bob, looking at the hammer-man.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • Really, old chapbegan the hammer-man sedulously, and he looked awfully sorry.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • He didnt forget that he hadnt a shadow of proof against the hammer-man.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • The hammer-man looked quickly toward Miss Gerald, and his eyes were full of jealousy for an instant.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • When the hammer-man heard the question, his brows lifted slightly.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • Im trying to make up my mind whether you arent really a dangerous person to be at large, said the hammer-man heavily.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • To speak would be but to court the contempt of the others, the laughter of the hammer-man.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham

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