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 for loony bin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  loony bin \loony bin\ (l[=oo]n"[y^] b[i^]n) n.
     An institution for the confinement or treatment of insane
     persons, such as an insane asylum or the psychiatric ward of
     a hospital. [slang]
  
     Syn: mental institution.
          [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  loony bin
      n 1: pejorative terms for an insane asylum [syn: Bedlam,
           booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny
           farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house,
           nuthouse, sanatorium, snake pit]

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