chapter  13
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Farming

Farm/Buy the farm/ranch [Amer]. Be killed in war (From airmen’s wishful thinking about what they would do after the war.)

Eye-picking. Picking out the best. (A phrase from the days o f the settlement of America. Those who bought the best places were said to be picking the eyes out of the country and were called ‘eye-pickers/peacockers’.