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Tom Waits: Weird Science

Mark Kemp, Harp, December 2006

1. To strike (someone or something) with a sharp blow; slap.
2. Slang: To kill deliberately; murder.
1. A sharp, swift blow.
2. The sound made by a sharp, swift blow.
Whacked-out (slang)
1. Exhausted.
2. Crazy.
3. Under the influence of a mind-altering drug.

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