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Word: parlance

Definition: language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance


Sentences Containing 'parlance'

When he told us of a man in a pew, of the change in the bride's manner, of so transparent a device for obtaining a note as the dropping of a bouquet, of her resort to her confidential maid, and of her very significant allusion to claim-jumping--which in miners' parlance means taking possession of that which another person has a prior claim to--the whole situation became absolutely clear.

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