Black Maria


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Black Maria

a police van for transporting prisoners
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The Black Maria Festival attracts and nationally showcases the works of independent film and video makers.
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.
Even more off-putting is the title: The Journey, which sounds like he's on some dreadful American evangelist seven-step programme towards Jesus, when most people believe he should be in a Black Maria en route to a war crimes tribunal.
Collishaw chose Black Maria, Ellis Reid was Black Roger, fellow Torontonian William "Mel" Alexander flew the Black Prince, Gerry Nash of Stoney Creek, Ont.
Left, strapless patterned bloom dress, pounds 95, with black Maria belt, pounds 40; ACCESSORISE: Model Pamela Lee, 32, who works at Coast, House of Fraser, Middlesbrough, is pictured right wearing a red skirt, pounds 75, and red Cosette top, pounds 55, with Boston bow clasp bag, pounds 40 and black Maria belt, pounds 40.
To dodge the mob, West Midlands Police came up with the crafty solution of dressing the Fab Four in police uniforms and smuggling them into the building in a traditional Black Maria with an escort of seven legitimate officers.
It was a great success, except that when I had it in the back lane, kids would children away from it thinking it was a Black Maria, and when we took it to shows, such as air shows, people would always be coming up asking for a cup of tea.
I was sitting on the front doorstep watching other children playing hopscotch when a Black Maria crossed the tramlines from the other side of the road and braked.