black Maria

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Synonyms for black Maria

van used by police to transport prisoners

a form of whist in which players avoid winning tricks containing hearts or the queen of spades

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In 2015, the Black Maria Festival was awarded the New Jersey State Council on the Arts "Citation of Excellence" for the eighth consecutive year.
The most explicit example of the misuse of performative power is seen in Black Maria, which illustrates the terrifying, mind-numbing power of the thoughtless platitude.
A likelier connection could be a famous race horse named Black Maria whose greatest victory was a 20 mile race run in New York in 1832.
Finally the secondhand engine, Black Maria, chugged reluctantly out of the station.
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To arrest someone he had to drag them to a blue pillar or rely on a member of the public to phone in that a policeman was in trouble so a Black Maria could be driven to the scene "The Tiger Bay officer was reliant even more on 'friends' to phone in and help him.
But before we reach Robert Maxwell's hooliganism, we see racing laid out like an epic novel in which men strive, dream, fail, cheat, scheme, build, destroy, win, lose, love, hate and sometimes exit in a Black Maria or at the end of a shotgun.
They might just as well use a Black Maria with its siren blaring.
Reynaud Dewar's inspiration was the Black Maria, Thomas Edison's Kinetograph production studio, which operated for just four years at the end of the nineteenth century.
Two youthswere injured and late last night police with walkie-talkies and a black maria patrolled to stop fresh trouble.
They put me into the Black Maria and I was driven out of the courtyard with the crowd banging on the van, spitting and shouting obscenities.
The three men gladly escorted the police to a Black Maria van and talked about the strange apparition throughout the rest of the journey.
Do you think black Maria would have walked if she were white?