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 Portrait Of A Killer: Jack The Ripper - Case Closed

He claims he doesn't "smoke, swill, or touch gin." "Swill" was street slang for excessive drinking, which Sickert certainly did not do at this stage in his life. If he drank at all, he wasn't likely to touch rot-gut gin. He did not smoke cigarettes, although he was fond of cigars and became rather much addicted to them in later years. "Altho, self taught," the Ripper says, "I can write and spell." The poem is difficult to decipher in places, and "Knacker" might be used twice or might be "Knocker" in one of the lines. "Knacker" was street slang for a horse slaughterer. "Knocker" was street slang for finely or showily dressed. Sickert was no horse slaughterer, but the police publicly theorized that the Ripper might be one. Sickert's greatest gift was not poetry, but this did not deter him from jotting a rhyme or two in letters or singing silly, original lyrics he set to music-hall tunes. "I have composed a poem to Ethel," he wrote in later years when his friend Ethel Sands was volunteering for the Red Cross: With

 Словарь американских идиом: 8000 единиц

To reduce itself; amount to no more than.Followed by "to". /The quarrel finally came down to a question of which boy would do the dishes./ Syn.: BOIL DOWN(3). 2. To be handed down or passed along, descend from parent to child; pass from older generation to younger ones. /Marys necklace had come down to her from her grandmother./ [come down hard on]{v.}, {informal} 1. To scold or punish strongly. /The principal came down hard on the boys for breaking the window./ 2. To oppose strongly. /The minister in his sermon came down hard on drinking./ [come down in the world]{v. phr.} To lose a place of respect or honor, become lower (as in rank or fortune). /The stranger plainly had come down a long way in the world./ Compare: DOWN ON ONES LUCK. [come down off ones high horse]{v. phr.} To become less arrogant; to assume a more modest disposition. /The boastful candidate for Congress quickly came down off his high horse when he was soundly beaten by his opponent./ [come down on like a ton of bricks]{v. phr.}, {slang} To direct ones full anger at somebody. /When the janitor was late for work, the manager came down on him like a ton of bricks./ [come down to earth] See: COME BACK TO EARTH. [come down with]{v.}, {informal} To become sick with; catch. /We all came down with the mumps./ /After being out in the rain, George came down with a cold./ [come from far and wide]{v. phr.} To originate or hail from many different places. /The students at this university come from far and wide and speak many languages./ [come full circle]{v. phr.}, {informal} 1

 Словарь американских идиом: 8000 единиц

To accomplish; arrange. /The engineers worked out a system for getting electricity to the factory./ 4. To be efficient; get results. /If the traffic plan works out, it will be used in other cities too./ 5. To exercise. /John works out in the gym two hours every day./ [work over]{v. phr.}, {slang} To beat someone up very roughly in order to intimidate him or extort payment, etc. /Matthew was worked over by the hoodlums in the park right after midnight./ [work through channels]{v. phr.} To go through the proper procedures and officials. /At a state university everybody must work through channels to get things done./ [work up]{v.} 1. To stir up; arouse; excite. /I cant work up any interest in this book./ /He worked up a sweat weeding the garden./ 2. To develop; originate. /He worked up an interesting plot for a play./ [work upon] See: WORK ON. [world] See: COME UP IN THE WORLD or RISE IN THE WORLD, DEAD TO THE WORLD, FOR ALL THE WORLD, IN A WORLD OF ONES OWN or IN A WORLD BY ONESELF, IN THE WORLD, LOOK AT THE WORLD

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