crowbar Hilton

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri May 17 15:21:13 UTC 2013

At 5/16/2013 04:40 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>But what can one make of "crowbar" in "crowbar hotel"? Safecracker's
>paradise? There is only one exit--with a crowbar?

I make it a place where one can exit only with a crowbar to ...
crow?* the iron bars of the cell window.  You cannot pass the screw
at the reception desk.


* The OED gives me "crow, v.2", "to dig' -- but only as a
transliteration of dialectical Afrikaans.

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