(?), n. 1. One who, or that which, rips; a ripping tool.
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2. A tool for trimming the edges of roofing slates.
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3. Anything huge, extreme, startling, etc. [Slang.]
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Rip"per act


Rip"per bill

}. An act or a bill conferring upon a chief executive, as a governor or mayor, large powers of appointment and removal of heads of departments or other subordinate officials. [Polit. Cant, U. S.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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