40 definitions by Anthony Brancato

Felony prostitution; the crime of prostitution treated legally as a felony rather than a misdemeanor because the person accused thereof is HIV-positive.
Gay rights groups object to the "felprost" laws on the books in many states because they believe such laws inordinately target male "hustlers" as opposed to female, heterosexual prostitutes.
by Anthony Brancato March 20, 2005
(usually preceded by "the") Fargo, North Dakota (due to its being the state's largest city).
It was during the peak popularity of Fargo-born singer Bobby Vee that a local disc jockey came up with the nickname "The Big Stagecoach."
by Anthony Brancato August 31, 2003
A Stop Stick; i.e. a device consisting of a series of diagonally-spaced hollow spikes, placed face up on the surface of a road; used by law-enforcement agencies at roadblocks etc. to puncture the tires of a fugitive vehicle so as to bring it to a safe and gradual halt.
Setting up a roadblock just past the interchange, police used "sticky-stickies" to blow out the suspect's tires, and he was apprehended without incident about half a mile away.
by Anthony Brancato August 23, 2003
San Quentin, a maximum-security state prison located north of San Francisco.
He did two long terms up at Q - one for armed robbery and the other for assault with a deadly weapon.
by Anthony Brancato April 20, 2003
to be unsuccessful, usually in a competitive endeavor; to lose, often under unfortunate or exasperating circumstances.
Al Gore got half a million more popular votes than George W. Bush in the 2000 election, but since Bush won more electoral votes that sent Bush to the White House and left Gore to sniff a bicycle seat.
by Anthony Brancato August 23, 2003
Gentrification; i.e., the displacement of lower-class residents of a neighborhood (esp. one located in or near the center of a large city) by upper-class residents (a back-formation of "putrefaction;" used contemptuously by the phenomenon's detractors)
Some long-time residents of San Francisco's Mission District have taken to vandalizing the cars of "yuppies" to protest the ongoing "gentrefaction" of their neighborhood.
by Anthony Brancato February 19, 2005
Arson (spelled backwards).
When investigators entered the building after the fire had been put out they found several cryptic messages spray-painted on the walls, including "NOSRA" - "arson" spelled backwards.
by Anthony Brancato August 23, 2003

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