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milk wagon

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milk wagon

noun phrase

A police van; paddy wagon (1950s+)

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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  • Mr. Edmund Hosmer used to carry it to market in season on his milk wagon.

  • We passed a milk wagon or two and an occasional early trolley.

    The Professor's Mystery Wells Hastings
  • The driver of a milk wagon halted his nag to watch the commotion.

  • A driver jumped into his milk wagon and sent the horse galloping.

    Mortmain Arthur Cheny Train
  • I had done it with the broom, and the milk wagon, and the rain spout.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • Then the lash of a whip was heard outside, a “g'lang,” with the impetus of an oath, and a milk wagon clattered down the street.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Presently a milk wagon clattered to a stop in front of the house.

    The Wishing Well Mildred A. Wirt
  • The dawn was flushing the chocolate-colored fronts before them and a milk wagon was working gradually down the block.

    Mortmain Arthur Cheny Train
  • The feller I got him off'n said he knew of his havin' been163 used on a milk wagon, a pedler's cart and a hack.

    Horses Nine Sewell Ford
  • Even before the milk wagon was out of sight, he had gathered up his materials.

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