Black Maria


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Black Maria

a police van for transporting prisoners
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The Black Maria reconfigures, taking on our mistakes, prejudices, and unclear vision so we may see black bodies for the larger, ethereal vision and vastness that they actually are.
Known as the Black Maria, the studio was built on a swivel base, so that it could rotate to follow the sun.
A Black Maria burst over us, followed by shrapnel, which burst over our heads and struck me on top, leaving a bad hole.
Two others dragged Chrissie to a waiting Black Maria.
Of course gambling was illegal in those days and sometimes I'd come home from school to learn that she'd been whisked off in a Black Maria and cautioned at the local police station
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art's monthly Schnitzer Cinema brings back the Black Maria Film and Video Festival at 7 p.
Spot escaped as did "Franny" Daniels - by clinging to the underside of a Black Maria, which he left when he got to the station.
We played games and had fun, going from one to the other, Except at week ends when the men played pitch and toss We could not go near or they would be cross, For fear of a police raid, that's what it was, But we didn't know, we thought it was fun, To see the black Maria, and all the men run.
Even better, look up people who have registered vehicles and who haven't renewed their registrations and then pay 'em a house visit with a Black Maria in tow.
It wouldn't be overstating the case to say he's a legend in Glasgow bookmaking circles, and he recently took part in a fascinating BBC Scotland documentary about yesteryear - before betting shops were legalised - revealing, among other things, that he was carted away in a Black Maria for running one such establishment at the tender age of 15.
Indeed, it is remarkable how many of Jones's books are overtly metafictional: The Homeward Bounders, The Spellcoats, Deep Secret, The Merlin Conspiracy, Archer's Goon, Black Maria, Fire and Hemlock, and Hexwood all present in some form or another a story within a story, and all highlight the importance of narrative as a way of making sense of the world.
The World Wide Words site on the internet says the first reference to a Black Maria vehicle in Boston was in 1847, some years after the lady''s fame.