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  • n  a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast
  • n  a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox

  • Says Authority McGuire: "jook as noun means a rather ordinary roadhouse outside the city limits .
  • The lush clip, inspired by the movie The Color Purple (one scene takes place in a jook joint), is receiving heavy play on Black Entertainment Television, and Badu, in her .
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  • Ryan Newman takes wild ride, swerves into NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship
    To Ryan Newman, it must have felt eerily familiar to whacking a concrete wall, a sudden jolt of realization that a premature end had arrived. In a matter of just a few minutes during the waning laps of Saturday's NASCAR race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, Newman went from a position of successfully qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship to a seat outside the window ...
    Sept. 12, 2013 - The Arizona Republic
  • Cavalry soldiers learn painful lesson
    There was a lot of pain on Fort Polk's Dagger Field. Soldiers were desperately trying to clear their eyes and face, which had just been sprayed with oleoresin capsicum, or OC spray, which is commonly called pepper spray. Other soldiers were talking about the jolt of electricity they recently received.
    Sept. 12, 2013 - Leesville Daily Leader
  • Job openings down 5.06 percent in July
    The latest read of job openings and labor turnover (JOLT) from the BLS showed that job openings dropped 5.06 percent in June but remained 2.27 percent above the level seen in July 2012. 
    Sept. 11, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor

  • Zora Neale Hurston in New York Times
    In 1934, the folklorist Zora Neale Hurston wrote, "Jook is a word for a Negro pleasure house," often a "bawdy house" where black workers "dance, drink and gamble."

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