the nameless crime

   buggery
   A common use when homosexual acts between males were illegal. The charge sheet of an accused would refer to 'the abominable crime of buggery'. Murder and rape earned no such descriptive embellishment.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Residents — Pays d’origine  États Unis Genre musical Avant garde Post punk musique expérimentale An …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Kallikak Family — The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble Mindedness was a 1912 book by the American psychologist and eugenicist Henry H. Goddard. The work was an extended case study of Goddard s for the inheritance of feeble mindedness, a general… …   Wikipedia

  • The Philosophy of Velocity — Infobox Album Name = The Philosophy of Velocity Type = Album Artist = Brazil Released = October 3 2006 Recorded = Tarbox Road Studio, Cassadaga, NY Genre = Progressive, Rock, Psychedelic, Opera, Storyteller Label = Immortal Producer = Dave… …   Wikipedia

  • The Shadow — Superherobox caption = Who knows what evil lurks...? The Shadow as depicted on the cover of the July 15, 1939 issue of The Shadow Magazine . The story, Death From Nowhere, was one of the magazine plots adapted for the legendary radio drama.… …   Wikipedia

  • nameless — namelessly, adv. namelessness, n. /naym lis/, adj. 1. having no name. 2. left unnamed: a certain person who shall be nameless. 3. anonymous: a nameless source of information. 4. incapable of being specified or described: a nameless charm. 5. too… …   Universalium

  • The Hammer — Der Shamus Award ist ein US Literaturpreis für Kriminalliteratur, der seit 1982 jährlich von den Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) verliehen wird. Geehrt werden nur Romane, deren Hauptperson ein Privatdetektiv oder sonstiger privater Ermittler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • The Spider — Superherobox caption = Cover of the March 1940 issue, featuring the story Slaves of the Laughing Death character name = The Spider publisher = Popular Publications debut = The Spider , October 1933 ( The Spider Strikes ) creators = Harry Steeger… …   Wikipedia

  • Nameless Gangster — Directed by Yun Jong Bin Starring Choi Min shik Ha Jung woo Country South Korea Language Korean Nam …   Wikipedia

  • The Blekinge Street Gang — ( da. Blekingegadebanden) (December 1972 to May 1989) was a group of ten communist political activists who during the 1970s and 80s committed a number of highly professional robberies in Denmark and sent the money to the Popular Front for the… …   Wikipedia

  • The Man of the Crowd — Author Edgar Allan Poe Country United States Language …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.