W2O: The Cat #17

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It had taken him forever, but all the hard work was finally about to pay off.

Cat had always planned on returning to the Burrow, attacking it one more, and hopefully last time. But the problem was that it was almost impossible to sneak in. Only reason to why he succeeded the first time was because he could replace one of the card dealers. But he doubted that he could reuse the same trick twice. Mr Rabbit and Gunbunny had probably made a new system in order to make sure that they wouldn't be infiltrated again, a code-word, scanning of fingerprints, loyalty enchantments, something like that. And security in the tunnels had most likely also been increased since his first visit.

But Cat had a plan, and a pretty good one, he thought so himself; to make an entirely new tunnel.

It had taken forever, but slowly he had managed to dig his way to the Burrow from underneath it.

Was it a less than pleasant way to spend his not-hero time? Naturally. But if Cat's plan for the destruction of the underground casino of Twilight City was a success, then it would be all worth it.

Cat was trilled, once he felt his shovel hit rock. He had reached the floor of the casino's hidden vault room. There, he didn't have to worry about anyone being inside it, only the guards outside the door. Unfortunately, stealing money this time wouldn't be a possibility since he couldn't afford to carry a suitcase with money around. He needed both hands free to ruin the Minotaur event.

Mr Rabbit had recently bought himself a Minotaur that he intended to let loose in the tunnels along with five men who owed him money. The one who managed to stay alive longer than the others would be allowed to go free as well as being free of debt. The whole thing would be shown to the Burrow's guests through cameras in the tunnels and they could bet on which one of the poor bastards would make it out alive.

Cat had worked extra hard the last few weeks in order to be done on Minotaur Night. The plan was to sneak in, free the beast and let it run amok in the casino, wreaking the whole place and putting Mr Rabbit out of business, as well as making Gunbunny unemployed.

And he had a secret weapon prepared, just in case.

Cat was ready to hack a hole in the stone floor above him, but he wanted to change first. He opened the bag he had brought with him. Beside the explosives, there was also his tux and mask. He got dressed, ready for some superhero action.

As well as the most embarrassing moment of his career as masked crusader.

After Cat had used the pickaxe to make a hole he could get through, he made his way to the surface... Aaaand then realized that he had made a terrible miscalculation when he planned the digging of the tunnel since he was NOT inside the vault room, but instead stood in the middle of the main hall of the casino. He was surrounded by the staff of the Burrow. The table dealers, the half-naked waiters, the bartender, all of them had a weapon of some sort aimed at the Cat.

"Well..." Cat said. "This is probably the dumbest thing I've done this far."

"Well, well, well." Mr Rabbit left the balcony and walked down the stairs. "Look what the cat just dragged in... itself!"

"Wow, you must have been sitting on THAT one for a while." Cat giggled despite his unfortunate situation.

"You got some nerves showing your face here again, Pinkie."

"Technically, I'm not. Mask, remember?"

"Ladies and gentlemen!" Mr Rabbit turned on his microphone again. "Tonight's program has been changed. Let's see how long the so-called hero of Twilight City can manage to stay alive facing a Minotaur. Place your bets, folks! Place your bets!"

Cat realized that he had no choice but to go plan B.

"Sorry, Rabbit." Cat said. "But I'm afraid I have to close down your joint. And by that, I mean reduce it to a ruin."

Mr Rabbit laughed. "Oho, and what makes you think you can do that?"

"Simple." Cat giggled. "You are outgunned!"

"... I'm sorry, are you trying to be funny or... or... hey, wait a-" Mr Rabbit looked around and realized something unsettling:

Everyone in the room had their weapons aimed at him

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@waezi2: Gunbunny does fit her, but I still like Bunny Girl better. Curious about The Smiley. Tunneling into the main casino was funny, but wouldn't someone have fired into the hole before he could get out of it? Guess Mr. Rabbit stopped that in favor of something more dramatic. :)

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@cbishop: It WOULD be the logical thing to do(Gunbunny would have preferred that) but Mr Rabbit is a super crook with a rabbit rubber-mask and a white tux, so logical and practical are two things that's not on the top of his priority list. :P

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@waezi2: Makes sense, in a rubber-rabbit-mask-wearing sort of way. ;)

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@cbishop: If supervillains did that as a rule, then we would eventually run out of heroes. And Batman would have been dead YEARS ago.

I like to joke that comic book villains could easily take over the world if they, a) weren't so unpractical, and b) would stop stabbing each other in the back.

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@waezi2: Well of course! But fatal flaws are what keep the stories going, and the truth is we don't often want to let go of the heroes we create. I've wanted to write a book that was a series of short stories, where the main character of the first story dies at the end, and the main character of the next story picks up the story somehow. That character dies at the end, and the character of the third story picks up the story somehow. Ideally, it would all tie up at the end, but there would be a lot of death inbetween. Truth is though: I haven't been able to commit to killing off that many characters for one book. ;)

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@cbishop: One of the first things I realized when I started to write stories was that killing someone(as a writer) is pretty difficult sometimes.

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  • Babe, Bim, Broad, Doll or Dame - A woman
  • Moll - A gangster's girlfriend
  • Bearcat - A fiery woman
  • Dumb Dora -A stupid woman
  • Sheba -A woman with sex appeal
  • Stool-pigeon - A person who informs the police
  • Peaching - Informing
  • Finger - Identify
  • Bulls - Plainclothes police
  • Gum-shoe - Detective
  • Copper - Policeman
  • Bracelets - Handcuffs
  • Big House or Can - Jail or prison
  • In Stir - In jail
  • Blow - Leave
  • Bop, Bump or Clip - To kill
  • Chopper Squad - Guys with machine guns
  • Pack Heat - Carry a gun
  • Goon - Thug
  • Grifter - Con man
  • Meat Wagon - Ambulance
  • Chicago Overcoat - A coffin
  • Big Sleep - Death
  • Bean-shooter or Gat - A gun
  • Packing Heat - Carrying a gun
  • Can-opener - Safecracker
  • Glomming - Stealing
  • Bent - Stolen
  • Cabbage or Scratch - Money
  • Ice - Diamonds
  • Boiler or Bucket - A car
  • Cake-eater - A lady's man
  • Dewdropper - Unemployed man who spends his days sleeping
  • Shylock - A loanshark
  • Sheik - An attractive man
  • Bangtail - Racehorse

Read more at http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/slang/20s-gangster-slang.html#0LpQJIc8975wye5w.99

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@heroup2112: Man, you sure know your wise guy slang... Should I be worried? Are you living a double life we don't know of?

Okay, seriously, thanks man:)

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@heroup2112: Man, you sure know your wise guy slang... Should I be worried? Are you living a double life we don't know of?

It's better not to ask these questions.

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@waezi2: Lol no, I'm the guy with the page that says basically " Make a statement and I'll confirm, debunk, or I'll find the answer." I'm just really good at researching and finding stuff. More than happy to do it for yas Wiseguy

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A

Alderman: A man's pot-belly.

Ameche: Telephone

Ankle: (n) Woman; (v) To walk

B

Babe: Woman

Baby: A person, can be said to either a man or a woman

Bangtails: Racehorses

Barber: Talk

Be on the nut: To be broke

Bean-shooter: Gun

Beef: Problem

Bee's Knees: An extraordinary person, thing or idea.

Beezer: Nose

Behind the eight ball: In a difficult position, in a tight spot

Bent Cars: Stolen cars

Big Cheese, Big Shot - The boss: Someone of importance and influence

Big House: Jail

Big One: Death

Big Sleep: Death

Bim: Woman

Bindle: the bundle in which a hobo carries all his worldly possessions

Bindle punk or bindle stiff: Chronic wanderers, migratory harvest workers, and lumber jacks.

Bing: Jailhouse talk for solitary confinement

Bird: Man

Bit: Prison sentence

Blip off: To kill

Blow: Leave

Blow one down: Kill someone

Blower: Telephone

Bluenose: A prude.

Bo: Pal, buster, fellow.

Boiler: Car

Boob: Dumb guy

Boozehound: Drunkard

Bop: To kill

Box: A safe or a bar

Box job: A safecracking

Brace (somebody): Grab, shake up

Bracelets: Handcuffs

Break it up: Stop that, quit the nonsense

Breeze: To leave, breeze off: get lost

Broad: Woman

Bruno: Tough guy, enforcer

Bucket: Car

Bulge, The: The advantage

Bulls: Plainclothes railroad cops; uniformed police; prison guards

Bum's rush, To get the: To be kicked out

Bump: Kill

Bump Gums: To talk about nothing worthwhile

Bump off: Kill; also, bump-off: a killing

Burn powder: Fire a gun

Bus: Big car

Butter and egg man: The money man, the man with the bankroll, a yokel who comes to town to blow a big wad in nightclubs

Button: Face, nose, end of jaw

Button man: Professional killer

Buttons: Police

Butts: Cigarettes

Buzz: Looks person up, comes to persons door

Buzzer: Policeman's badge

C

C: $100, a pair of Cs = $200

Cabbage: Money

Caboose: Jail

Call copper: Inform the police

Can: Jail, Car

Can house: Bordello

Can-opener: Safecracker who opens cheap safes

Canary: Woman singer

Carry a Torch: Suffering from an unrequited love.

Case dough: Nest egg

Cat: Man

Cat's Meow: Something splendid or stylish

Cat's Pajamas: term of endearment as in "I think you are really really cool".

Century: $100

Cheaters: Sunglasses

Cheese it: Put things away, hide

Chew: Eat

Chicago lightning: gunfire

Chicago overcoat: Coffin

Chick: Woman

Chilled off: Killed

Chin: Conversation; chinning: talking

Chin music: Punch on the jaw

Chinese squeeze: Grafting by skimming profits off the top

Chippy: Woman of easy virtue

Chisel: To swindle or cheat

Chiv: Knife, "a stabbing or cutting weapon"

Chopper squad: Men with machine guns

Chump: person marked for a con or a gullible person.

Clammed: Close-mouthed (clammed up)

Clean sneak: An escape with no clues left behind

Clip joint: In some cases, a nightclub where the prices are high and the patrons are fleeced

Clipped: Shot

Close your head: Shut up

Clout: Shoplifter

Clubhouse: Police station

Con: Confidence game, swindle

Conk: Head

Cool: To knock out

Cooler: Jail

Cop: Detective, even a private one

Copped, to be: Grabbed by the cops

Copper: Policeman

Corn: Bourbon ("corn liquor")

Crab: Figure out

Crate: Car

Croak: To kill

Croaker: Doctor

Crush: An infatuation.

Crushed out: Escaped (from jail)

Cut down: Killed

D

Daisy: None too masculine

Dame: Woman

Dance: To be hanged

Dangle: Leave, get lost

Daylight, as in "fill him with daylight": Put a hole in, by shooting or stabbing

Deck, as in "deck of Luckies": Pack of cigarettes

Derrick: Shoplifter

Dib: Share (of the proceeds)

Dick: Detective (usually qualified with "private" if not a policeman)

Dingus: Thing

Dip: Pickpocket

Dip the bill: Have a drink

Dish: Pretty woman

Dive: A low-down, cheap sort of place

Dizzy with a dame, To be: To be deeply in love with a woman

Do the dance: To be hanged

Dogs: Feet

Dope fiend: Drug addict

Dope peddler: Drug dealer

Dough: Money

Drift: Go, leave

Drill: Shoot

Drop a dime: Make a phone call, sometimes meaning to the police to inform on someone

Droppers: Hired killers

Drum: Speakeasy

Dry-gulch: Knock out, hit on head after ambushing

Duck soup: Easy, a piece of cake

Dummerer: Someone who pretends to be deaf and/or dumb to appear a more deserving beggar

Dump: Roadhouse, club; or, more generally, any place

Dust out: Leave, depart

E

Egg: Man

Electric cure: Electrocution

Elephant ears: Police

F

Fade: Go away, get lost

Fakeloo artist: Con man

Fella: a man

Fin: $5 bill

Finder: Finger man

Finger, Put the finger on: Identify

Flaming Youth: Male counterpart to a flapper.

Flapper: A stylish, brash young woman with short skirts and shorter hair.

Flat Tire: A dull-witted or disappointing date.

Flattie: Flatfoot, cop

Flimflam: Swindle

Flippers: Hands

Flivver: A Ford automobile

Flogger: Overcoat

Flop: Go to bed or fallen through, not worked out

Flophouse: A cheap transient hotel where a lot of men sleep in large rooms

Fog: To shoot

Frail: Woman

Frau: Wife

Fry: To be electrocuted

Fuzz: police

G

Gal: Woman

Gams: A Woman’s Legs

Gasper: Cigarette

Gat: Gun

Get Sore: Get mad

Getaway sticks: Legs

Giggle juice: Liquor

Giggle Water: Liquor

Gin mill: Bar

Glad rags: Fancy clothes

Glaum: Steal

Goofy: Crazy

Goog: Black eye

Goon: Thug

Gooseberry lay: Stealing clothes from a clothesline

Gowed-up: On dope, high

Grab (a little) air: Put your hands up

Graft: Con jobs or cut of the take

Grand: $1000

Grift: Confidence game, swindle

Grifter: Con man

Grilled: Questioned

Gumshoe: Detective

Gumshoeing: Detective work

Gun for: Look for, be after

Guns: Pickpockets, Hoodlums

Guy: a man

H

Hack: Taxi

Half, a: 50 cents

Hard: Tough

Harlem Sunset: Some sort fatal injury caused by knife

Hash House: A cheap restaurant

Hatchet men: Killers, gunmen

Have the Bees: To be rich

Head doctors: Psychiatrists

Heap: Car

Heat: Police

Heater: gun

Heebie-Jeebies: The jitters.

Heeled: Carrying a gun

High-Hat: To snub.

High Pillow: Person at the top, in charge

Highbinders: Corrupt politician or functionary

Hinky: Suspicious

Hitting the pipe: Smoking opium

Hitting on all eight: In good shape, going well

Hock shop: Pawnshop

Hogs: Engines

Hombre: Man, fellow

Hooch: Liquor

Hood: Criminal

Hoofer: Dancer.

Hoosegow: Jail

Horn: Telephone

Hot: Stolen

Hotsy-Totsy: Pleasing.

House dick: House/hotel detective

House peeper: House/hotel detective

Hype: Shortchange artist

I

Ice : Diamonds

Ing-bing, as in to throw an: A fit

Iron: A car

J

Jack: Money

Jalopy: An old car.

Jam: Trouble, a tight spot

Jane: A woman

Java: Coffee

Jaw: Talk

Jerking a nod: Nodding

Jingle-brained: Addled

Jobbie: Man

Joe: Coffee, as in "a cup of joe"

Johns: Police

Johnson brother: Criminal

Joint: Place, as in "my joint"

Juice: Interest on a loanshark's loan

Jug: Jail

Jump, The: A hanging

K

Kale: Money

Keen: Attractive or appealing.

Kick off: Die

Kiss: To punch

Kisser: Mouth

Kitten: Woman

Knock off: Kill

L

Lammed off: Ran away, escaped

Large: $1,000; twenty large would be $20,000

Law, the: The police

Lead: "fill ya full of lead": the term used for bullets

Lead poisoning: To be shot

Lettuce: Folding money

Lid: Hat

Line: Insincere flattery.

Lip: (Criminal) lawyer

Looker: Pretty woman

Look-out: Outside man

Lousy with: To have lots of

M

Mac: a man

Made: Recognized

Map: Face

Marbles: Pearls

Mark: Sucker, victim of swindle or fixed game

Maroon: person marked for a con or a gullible person.

Meat wagon: Ambulance

Mickey Finn: A drink drugged with knock-out drops

Mill: Typewriter

Mitt: Hand

Mob: Gang (not necessarily Mafia)

Mohaska: Gun

Moll: Girlfriend

Monicker: Name

Mouthpiece: Lawyer

Mugs: Men (especially refers to dumb ones)

N

Nailed: Caught by the police

Nevada gas: Cyanide

Newshawk: Reporter

Newsie: Newspaper vendor

Nibble one:To have a drink

Nicked: Stole

Nippers: Handcuffs

Noodle: Head

Number: A person

O

Off the track, said about a person who becomes insanely violent

Op: Detective

Orphan paper: Bad checks

Out on the roof: To drink a lot, to be drunk

Oyster fruit: Pearls

P

Packing Heat: carrying a gun

Pal: a man

Palooka: Man, probably not very smart

Pan: Face

Paste: Punch

Patsy: Person who is set up; fool, chump

Paw: Hand

Peaching: Informing

Peeper: Detective

Peepers: Eyes

Pen: Penitentiary, jail

Peterman: Safecracker who uses nitroglycerin

Piece: Gun

Pigeon: Stool-pigeon

Pinch: An arrest, capture

Pins: Legs

Pipe: See or notice

Pipes: Throat

Plant: Someone on the scene but in hiding, Bury

Plug: Shoot

Plugs: People

Poke: Bankroll, stake

Pooped: Killed

Pop: Kill

Pro skirt: Prostitute

Puffing: Mugging

Pug: Pugilist, boxer

Pump: Heart

Pump metal: Shoot bullets

Punk: Hood, thug

Pushover: A person easily convinced of something.

Puss: Face

Put down: Drink

Put the screws on: Question, get tough with

R

Rags: Clothes

Ranked: Observed, watched, given the once-over

Rap: Criminal charge

Rappers: Fakes, set-ups

Rat: Inform

Rate: To be good, to count for something

Rats and mice: Dice, i.e. craps

Rattler: Train

Red-light: To eject from a car or train

Redhot: Some sort of criminal

Reefers: Marijuana cigarettes

Rhino: Money

Right: Adjective indicating quality

Ringers: Fakes

Ritzy: Elegant.

Rod: Gun

Roscoe: Gun

Rub-out: A killing

Rube: Bumpkin, easy mark

Rumble, the: The news

S

Sap: A dumb guy

Sap poison: Getting hit with a sap

Savvy: Get me? Understand?

Sawbuck: $10 bill (a double sawbuck is a $20 bill)

Schnozzle: Nose

Scram out: Leave

Scratch: Money

Scratcher: Forger

Send over: Send to jail

Shamus: (Private) detective

Sharper: A swindler or sneaky person

Sheba: A woman with sex appeal

Sheik: A man with sex appeal

Shells: Bullets

Shiv: Knife

Shylock: Loanshark

Shyster: Lawyer

Sing: Make a confession

Sister: Woman

Skate around: To be of easy virtue

Skid rogue: A bum who can't be trusted

Skirt: Woman

Slant, Get a: Take a look

Sleuth: Detective

Slug: a bullet or to knock unconscious

Smoked: Drunk

Snap a cap: Shout

Snatch: Kidnap

Sneeze: Take

Snitch: An informer, or to inform

Snooper: Detective

Speakeasy: An illicit bar selling bootleg liquor.

Spiffy: Looking elegant

Soak: To pawn

Sock: Punch

Soup: Nitroglycerine

Soup job: To crack a safe using nitroglycerine

Spill: Talk, inform

Spinach: Money

Spitting: Talking

Square: Honest

Squeeze: a female companion or girlfriend.

Squirt metal: Shoot bullets

Step off: To be hanged

Stiff: A corpse

Sting: Culmination of a con game

Stool-pigeon: Informer

Stoolie: Stool-pigeon

Stuck On: Having a crush on

Sucker: Someone ripe for a grifter's scam

Sugar: Money

Swanky: Ritzy

Swell: Wonderful

T

Tail: Shadow or follow

Take a powder: Leave

Take on: Eat

Take for a Ride: Drive off with someone in order to bump them off

Take the air: Leave

Take the bounce: To get kicked out

Take the fall for: Accept punishment for

That's the crop: That's all of it

Three-spot: Three-year jail term

Throw lead: Shoot bullets

Ticket: P.I. license

Tiger milk: Some sort of liquor

Tighten the screws: Put pressure on somebody

Tin: Badge

Tip a few: To have a few drinks

Tomato: Pretty woman

Tooting the wrong ringer: Asking the wrong person

Torpedoes: Gunmen

Trap: Mouth

Trigger man: Man whose job is to use a gun

Trouble boys: Gangsters

Twist: Woman

Two bits: $25, or 25 cents

U

Under glass: In jail

W

Weak sister: A push-over

Wear iron: Carry a gun

Wise head: A smart person

Wooden kimono: A coffin

Wop: derogatory term for an Italian

Worker, as in "She sizes up as a worker": A woman who takes a guy for his money

Wrong gee: Not a good fellow

Wrong number: Not a good fellow

Y

Ya Follow: do you understand?

Yap: Mouth

Yard: $100

Yegg: Safecracker who can only open cheap and easy safes

Z

Zotzed: Killed

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@waezi2: Greed gets in the way of any real cooperation. The animal instinct to survive by safeguarding resources goes into overdrive in humans and it ends with violence

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@impurestcheese: Indeed. The villains biggest problem is not the heroes, but the competition.

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@waezi2: That's right you mugs, now gets back to work before I have Jimmy over heres whack you.

Oh wait I'm not a villain (Well mostly). Guess it's back to cooperation