It was a case, in the parlance of thieves and police, of “rail-roading.”
There is my cradle, after the flesh; my native land—in the parlance of the men of these days!
They took me by surprise—in Western parlance, got the drop on me.
A term singularly, but very often, misapplied in parlance for orbit.
They all went to church Sabbath morning, in the old Puritan parlance.