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top story

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top sergeant

noun phrase

  1. A first sergeant; Top-Kick (1898+)
  2. A lesbian who takes the dominant, masculine role; butch, dyke (1950s+ Homosexuals)
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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  • The ground floor served as drawing-room; above it was the anchoret's bedroom; and the top story was used as a study.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
  • A Spanish woman in the top story of the hospital heard the firing.

    A Soldier in the Philippines Needom N. Freeman
  • The top story of all held the machinery connected with the turning of the sails.

    Jan of the Windmill Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • Here, in the top story of the building, is the room of the type-setters.

  • Suddenly, at one of the windows in the top story there appeared a woman.

  • "Let us see what's the matter," said the landlord; and he lifted off the top story.

  • The third and top story will be one tent, which forms the peak of the pyramid.

  • The heat was intolerable in the rooms, for it was the top story of a small house with the sun beating against the roof.

    Dorothy Evelyn Raymond
  • And so the top story is conduct, based upon the beliefs, and inspired by the emotions.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren

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