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Noun. Short for lithography. "Litho" can refer to the printmaking technique itself or to a print that was made using this technique.

Adjective. To describe anything printed using lithography.

The term "litho" is generally only used in art schools (teachers and students), or by graduates and drop-outs from art schools. Granted, not every art student even knows what it means, but they invariably recognize it as an art school term.
"Is this what they mean by a woodcut?"
"No, this one is litho. That one over there is intaglio. And the one on your shirt is silkscreen."
"What's the difference?!"
"They're all prints. But I used different techniques to make 'em."
by criticalmass August 1, 2012
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Verb. To divide something among two or more people, usually money, prizes, or goods. It's assumed each person will get an equal cut (50/50). In a lottery, for example, the winnings would have to be divided equally according to the number of winning tickets. But in other scenarios, people might agree to 60/40, 70/30, 80/20, etc.

When two or more people are working together - such as in a band (legit), for personal fundraising (legit), on a confidence scam (not legit), robbing a bank (not legit) or other criminal activity (anything not legit) - each person involved expects to get an equal cut of the take (money, profits, drugs, winnings, stolen merchandise, etc). But there's always a chance someone will get greedy and try to take more than his or her fair share or re-negotiate the split once the goods are in his or her hands. So agreeing to "split the pot" can be risky business.
"There's no honor among thieves."
"Hey now, just because I suggested we split the pot doesn't mean I'm gonna try to cheat you outta your cut when the deal is done. We're partners on this - fifty fifty!"

"Thanks for agreeing to work tonight! If you need anything, just ask Brian, behind the bar. And remember to split the pot with him at the end of your shift."
by criticalmass August 2, 2012
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A hunting policy or gun-ownership policy opposite of hunting for sport. Meaning that you should kill only to eat, or that you should never waste the meat of an animal you've killed.
A commandment to live by regarding taking responsibility for your actions. As in "you killed it, now you'd better cook it and eat it".
A path to gaining power. Ancient peoples sometimes believed that by eating an animal, one could absorb that animal's strength, agility, cunning, or general power. But only the one who slays the animal. In this case, "eat what you kill" refers to the ultimate triumph over a worthy opponent or conquest. Competition between corporations sometimes leads to mergers where the more successful company acquires and absorbs the less successful competitor - ie. how AT&T attempted to acquire T-Mobile.
An expression meaning "leave no trace". As in, a trail of dead bodies could give away the retreating path of a fugitive - so in the event you don't want to be followed, don't leave any dead bodies behind you along the way. Only a super bad ass would eat what he kills, and leave no trace.
You wanna make it in this world? Eat what you kill.

To get out of this jungle, we're gonna have to eat what we kill.

This gun is not a toy. I'll teach you to use it, but once I do you'd better be prepared to eat what you kill.

It's dog eat dog, yo. Eat what you kill!
by criticalmass March 14, 2012
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Noun. Usually an open cup or jar on the counter, near the register. Patrons can tip the staff by adding cash to the jar, instead of leaving cash on the table or on the bar. Restaurant and bar servers might split the pot each shift, so everyone gets a fair share of the tips.

Tip jars are also common in virtual worlds that require virtual money for certain activities. They can take any shape or appearance, because they just need to run a transactional script (just like a credit card swipe). Users touch or click the virtual object to "leave a tip", and the owner of the tip jar gets paid immediately. In Second Life, tip jars are often left where visitors are likely to make donations. They are not always placed by the owner of the parcel or even with their permission, so the presence of a tip jar can be very deceptive. If the land is free to build on, someone is gonna leave a tip jar there, sooner or later - and some sucker is gonna click on it for no good reason (literally giving money away).

Unlike virtual money, real tip jar cash is vulnerable to theft if left unattended. Patrons can skim a little off the top when no one is looking - or simply grab the money and run.
"I forgot to leave some money on the table."
"Don't worry about it. There's a tip jar."

"Rez your tip jar on the floor or somewhere beside you, don't attach it or wear it. Don't forget to take it back to your inventory before you logoff, otherwise the land owner will return it and it'll end up in the lost and found folder."

"Check it: tip jar..."
"Yeah, B, easy money!"
by criticalmass August 1, 2012
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