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lousy with - to have lots of (Knockover, 363)
knockover - heist, theft (Knockover, 399)
rattler - train (Dain, 158; Op, 51)
buncoing some (people) - defrauding some people (Knockover, 205)
gowed-up - on dope, high (Farewell, 81)
highbinders - ?? (Knockover, 242)
dark meat - black person (Dain, 37)
or, more generally, any place (Art, 90)
appear a more deserving beggar (Knockover, 198)
heat - a gun (Sleep, 73), also heater (Knockover, 160)
take the air - leave (Sleep, 85)
be my lay" (Op, 86)
dope - 1) drugs, of any sort (Farewell, 82, 143); 2) information
flogger - overcoat (Op, 219)
glaum - steal (Knockover, 46; Dain, 17)
fakeloo artist - con man (Farewell, 87)
made - recognized (Knockover, 99)
- ?? (Knockover, 400)
trip for biscuits, as in "You get there fast and you get there alone -
flimflamm - swindle (Op, 23, 251)
goofy - crazy (Knockover, 112)
(Op, 70)
button - face, as in "a poke in the button" (Farewell, 217)
emergencies" (Speaking, 88)
redhot - some sort of criminal (Pick-Up, 114)
pipe - see or notice (Speaking, 87)
croaker - doctor (Knockover, 69)
shamus - (private) detective (Playback, 41; Lake, 37; Sleep, 68)
jake - okay (Pick-Up, 29; Sleep, 108)
spinach - money (Knockover, 385)
fog - to shoot (Falcon, 212)
bump - kill (Night, 35)
mitt - hand (Art, 182; Farewell, 5)
Harlem sunset - some sort fatal injury caused by knife (Farewell, 14)
mouthpiece - lawyer (Pick-Up, 183)
rappers, as in "There were a couple solved for the record, but they were
elbows, as in "And there's no elbows tagging along" - police?
bunk - 1) as in "That's the bunk" - that's false, untrue (Op, 98); 2) as
nibble one - to have a drink (Farewell, 6)
conk - head (Postman, 33)
dust - 1) nothing, as in "Tinhorns are dust to me" (Pick-Up, 3);
two bits - $25 (Key, 3)
kisser - mouth (Sleep, 173; Playback, 38)
mug - face (Op, 98)
(Knockover, 207)
pooped - killed (Key, 147)
up (Op, 149)
C - $100, also a pair of C's = $200 (Vengeance, 27; Sleep, 157)
century - $100 (Pick-Up, 32; Sleep, 162)
throw a joe - pass out ?? (Key, 86)
except his copper" - ?? (Farewell, 29)
section eight" - said about a man who becomes insanely violent
oyster fruit - pearls (Art, 180)
(Op, 73); 2) type of burglary, as in as in "The hotel-sneak us
slant, get a - take a look (Key, 31)
half, a - 50 cents (Shoot, 28)
flippers - hands? (Lake, 139)
plugs - people (Op, 222)
screw - leave, as in "Let's screw before anybody pops in" (Op, 183)
gee - guy (Art, 105)
drum - speakeasy (Knockover, 357)
time" - ?? (Shoot, 120)
(Sleep, 83)
a while. Mostly a Dutch." - ?? relates to the police (Art, 119)
scatter - as in "And don't bother to call your house peeper and send
kale - money (Art, 180)
nicked - stole (Knockover, 205)
(Playback, 108)
the patrons are fleeced (Partridge's), but here, a casino where the
sap poison - getting hit with a sap (Art, 188)
chew - eat (Op, 186)
case dough - "nest egg ... the theoretically untouchable reserve for
3) as in "They don't make me happy neither. I get a bump once'n
put down - drink (Postman, 56)
Nevada gas - cyanide (Pick-Up, 172)
wise, to be - to be knowledgeable of (Pick-Up, 32), "put us wise"
doll - woman (Pick-Up, 11), also dolly (Op, 224)
(Dain, 182)
butter and egg man - ?? (Playback, 55)
flat - 1) broke (Knockover, 413); 2) as in "That's flat" - that's for
gink - guy (Knockover, 433)
dive - a low-down, cheap sort of place (Knockover, 199)
uppers, as in "I've been shatting on my uppers for a couple of months
bing - crazy
him up to the scatter" - ?? (Lake, 188)
head doctors - psychiatrists (Night, 193)
high pillow - person at the top, in charge (Farewell, 165)
do the dance - to be hanged (Knockover, 446)
savvy? - get me? understand? (Farewell, 120)
us the rap" (Op, 51); 2) hit (Postman, 33)
graft, the - 1) con jobs (Op, 170); 2) cut of the take (Lake, 76)
there's the guy you'll follow (Knockover, 368)
chick - woman (Vengeance, 33)
wrong gee - not a good fellow (Sleep, 184)
(Dain, 30; Op, 146; Sleep, 161); 3) as a verb, as in "I had him
goose - guy (Knockover, 366)
put the screws on - question, get tough with (Dain, 34)
torpedoes - gunmen (Farewell, 215)
poke - 1) bankroll, stake (Pick-Up, 32); 2) punch (Farewell, 217)
goon - thug (Vengeance, 49)


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