(US drugs) marijuana; thus gage joint, gage pad, a place to smoke marijuana.
|‘Sweet Marijuana Brown’ in Murder at the Vanities [film script] Boy she’s really frantic – the wildest chick in town. / Sweet Marijuana Brown. / She blows her gage – flies in a rage, / Sweet Marijuana Brown.|
|‘Knockin’ Myself Out’ [lyrics] I started blowin’ my gauge, I was havin’ my fun / I spied the police and I started to run.|
|Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive 30: My Chippie lays down, like the kong that / Runs in rivers in the gage joints on the Stem.|
|Really the Blues 72: I passed a stick of gauge for the other boys to smoke, and we started a set.|
|From Here to Eternity (1998) 768: He was seeing everything in the finally-climaxed focus of the crystal clarity that was like slow motion as if he had been smoking gauge.|
|Book of Negro Folklore 362: Sister Lou got frantic and all in a rage, / Like a tea hound dame on some frantic gage.|
|Diet of Treacle (2008) 113: Two ounces of gauge. I lose money on the gauge.|
|Leaves of Grass 1: Mary Ann / Gauge / Mary and Johnny.|
|‘Signifyin’ Monkey’ [lyrics] So the lion jumped up in a helluva rage! / Like a young cocksucker full of gage.|
|(con. 1930s) Addicts Who Survived 240: In those days it was called ‘gage,’ ‘weed,’ or ‘tea’.|
|Florida Roadkill 236: Coleman: ‘Pot, grass, weed, dope, [...] gage . . .’.|
|(con. 1945–6) Devil’s Jump (2008) 51: ‘What is it?’ ‘Gage [...] Texas Tea. Mexican Spinach. Maitland madness. Loco weed. Indian Hemp. Gangster. Marijuanna.’.|
(drugs) a marijuana cigarette.
|in New Yorker 12 Mar.‘Tea for a Viper’|
|‘Jargon of Marihuana Addicts’ in AS XV:3 Oct. 336/2: The cigarettes are usually called reefers, but other names are: bennys, gage-butts.|
|Traffic In Narcotics.|
a place for buying and/or smoking marjuana.
|Get Your Ass in the Water (1974) 124: I’m cuttin’ out from them old gage pads, boy, I don’t know ’bout you.|
(orig. US black) to smoke marijuana.
|‘Knocking Myself Out’ [lyrics] I started blowing my gage, and I was havin’ my fun / I spied the police and I started to run.|
|Big Gold Dream 59: Blowing gage and talking underneath their clothes like as if they were hustlers.|
|Rage in Harlem (1969) 30: Three teenage boys have a fifteen-year-old girl inside, all blowing gage.|
|Drugs and the Public 206: I could not see how they were more justified in drinking than I was in blowing the gage. I was a grasshopper.in|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 184: I used to blow some gauge. [Ibid.] 230: blow gauge Smoke marijuana.|
|Blue House Globe and Mail [Internet] The bass player said he likes to sit on the couch and __________ (I can’t say it, but synonyms include ‘blow gage from a white stick’ and ‘do cheeb from a large rolled concoction’).|
(US black) to smoke marijuana.
|N.Y. Times Mag. 16 Dec. 81: They drink whisky and ‘gage up’ (smoke pot).|
to excite or stimulate oneself, esp. from smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol.
|AS IX:1 26: get one’s gage up. To become intoxicated.‘Prison Parlance’ in|
|DAUL 79/2: Get one’s gage up. To stimulate oneself by smoking marijuana, or, less frequently, by drinking hard liquor.et al.|
|Night People 21: Maybe you would have a little taste upstairs, but when you got your gauge up and your stomach full, you’d go back and blow some more.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 10: Get a gage up — To smoke marijuana.|