From: Mbdlevin@aol.com
Date: 16 Apr 2002

For all the talk of "bird," I don't think anyone mentioned the (other?) hard-boiled meaning: in jail/prison, doing time, stir. British, maybe.
"You'll be doing bird," something like that. For those collecting euphemisms for onanism, I'd add the infamous (beg everyone's pardon, but mostly Bill's for drifting): "punish the archbishop." Doug

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