lord mayor n.1
a large crowbar.
|Illus. Police News 7 Dec. 12/4: ‘Wielding a fearful weapon (his safe-breaking implement called the “Lord Mayor”) which was fashioned of steel’.Shadows of the Night in|
|Banker Tells All 137: ‘Is there a lord mayor as well as an alderman?’ asked the learned counsel.|
SE in slang uses
a piece of slate.
|Ingoldsby Legends (1866) 282: Had the coal been a ‘Lord Mayor’s coal,’—viz.: a slate;—What a different tale had I had to relate!|
‘a personage who likes everything that is good, and plenty of it’ (Hotten 1864).
|Recollections of G. Hamlyn (1891) 309: Burnside was in the habit of saying that he was like the Lord Mayor’s fool – fond of everything that was good.|
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