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#124469 - 03/03/04 07:04 PM highbinder  
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Date: Fri Jul 26 00:51:18 EDT 1996
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--highbinder
high.bind.er \-.bi-n-d*r\ n [the Highbinders, gang of vagabonds in New York City ab1806] 1: a professional killer operating in the Chinese quarter of an American city
2: a corrupt or scheming politician




#124470 - 03/05/04 01:25 AM Re: highbinder  
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I'm familiar with the term but anyone know where it came from? What did they bind and were there lowbinders??


#124471 - 03/05/04 02:01 AM Re: highbinder  
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Dear Zed: here is a long article about the Highbinders
from Harper's Weekly of 1883 (hope I got that right).
It tells a lot about their activities, but I didn't see
a discussion of how the name "Highbinder" originated.


http://216.239.57.104/search?q=cache:fMpKDXlLDrUJ:immigrants.harpweek.com/ChineseAmericans/Items/Item129.htm+Chinese+criminals+highbinders&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

#124472 - 04/14/04 06:11 AM Re: highbinder  
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Then just last week I read a travel guide. It referred to the enforcers of the local Chinese gangs as Highbinders, so-called because they tied their pigtails up out of the way during fights.

Sorry, I don't know how to unwide this.

#124473 - 04/14/04 12:00 PM Re: highbinder  
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how to unwide this

It ain' your fault, Z.


#124474 - 09/11/04 02:04 PM Re: highbinder  
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Sorry, I don't know how to unwide this.

Tie up its pigtail so as to highbind its horizontal length.


#124475 - 09/13/04 11:03 PM Re: unwiding  
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tee hee


#124476 - 09/14/04 09:56 AM Re: unwiding  
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It was wided by Dr Bill's ungeheuer long URL. The onliest thing
you can do is add your own CR-LFs when you think the line is getting
too long.


#124477 - 09/14/04 11:13 PM Re: unwiding  
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I don't think I own a CR-LF and if I did I probably wouldn't want to be seen using it in public!



#124478 - 09/14/04 11:39 PM Re: CR-LF  
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It's right at the tip of your right little finger, Z.



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