Odd book

Ali cctalk at ibm51xx.net
Fri May 8 23:15:33 CDT 2020

> "Trimmed" is a term meaning "scammed" back in the 1920's usually by a
> confidence man. The goal of a confidence game was typically to "trim a
> mark" for example.
> In this context the author was probably saying that not only did they
> get beaten, they got beaten bad in what appeared to be a "rigged game".

Thanks for the info. So is he saying it was rigged or that the only way they could win 5 times in a row was if it was rigged? ;). It is interesting how slang and even common words change meaning and connotation over the years so that one generation reading something even as recently as a 100 years ago would run into issues.

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