To manipulate; to manage or employing a skillful, cunning or unscruplous [sic] way; to cook (accounts, reports etc.)
A very rough soldier; foals, pups etc., born of anim[?] on the strength of the units.
An officious officer.
To "cut washers from one's ring" An expression denoting extreme weariness on the march.
A failure, an empty, useless or ineffectual thing; A miss in shooting at a target.
One of the native quarters of Cairo in which the majority of the houses were brothels.
"To make it a welter" - to exceed the limit.
An ironical expression for bad luck. When used satirically applies to bad conditions. Otherwise applied to good.
WEST OF HELL.
To have wheels (in the head) indicate lack of sense.
A light and fast tank.
WHIP THE CAT.
Experience chargin [sic].
WHITE HAIRED BOY.
The shell fire from a German 77 m.m. gun. So called on account of its extremely high velocity. The name was also applied to the Field Service Post Card issued to the troops, on account of the speed with which they could be completed and despatched.
A cunning or intelligent person.
WITH THE PIN OUT.
Quickly; headlong. (A metaphor from bombing. Before throwing the Mills bomb, a pin which holds down the lever is withdrawn. In the act of throwing the finger releases the lever which flies upwards, bringing the striker into contact with the detonator, and explding the bomb within 5 seconds.
A cheap brand of cigarettes so popular amongst English troops that the name became a commonly used nickname for English troops.
A term of abuse.
WORK A PASSAGE.
To scheme, with the object of being sent to Australia.
WORK THE NUT.
Act cunningly; scheme.
WORK THE TICKET.
Feign madness. See "Work a passage."
WOULD TO GODDER.
A civilian who "would to God that he could go to the war." Probably first used by the Sydney Bulletin in a cartoon.
The members of the Women's Royal Naval Service.
A badly crashed aeroplane; anything completely spoiled or broken; a man who is killed.