some writerly types were discussing a long-ago journal entry, and found themselves most confused by the term "sleeve job". Logically, everything we imagined it might be was just plain dirty, so we thought we'd ask -before our repuations get much worse.
I feel a bit like the Professor at the end of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe here, muttering "Bless me, what do they teach them in these schools these days?" to himself. But then, a moment's reflection, and I realise that Robert Nye's Merlin has probably been out of print for a decade or more. (Although it's a book you'll find easy to pick up used.) It's a wonderful dark funny book with a unique voice, and it's the best place to point you to.