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    PD, hell of a thing

    Hello,

    The sentences below are an excerpt from Gordon's Law published by DComics in 1996. I don't understand the words in bold.

    Gotham PD buried four good men the next day.
    Pat: Hell of a thing, Jimmy.
    Jimmy: Sarah, Baba, this is Pat Dougherty. Used to run the two-three.

    They continue their conversation and then

    Jimmy: Thanks, Pat.
    Pat: I hang my hat at the four-six in tricorner these days. (?)

    Later.

    Jimmy: I had to feed the feds a line of bull about an ongoing homicide investigation to hold it (a bill) this long.

    Later, one bad guy say: No speeches and no brass band. Just a no-frills offer.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: PD, hell of a thing

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    Hello,

    The sentences below are an excerpt from Gordon's Law published by DComics in 1996. I don't understand the words in bold.

    Gotham PD buried four good men the next day.
    Pat: Hell of a thing, Jimmy.
    PD = Police Department

    Jimmy: Sarah, Baba, this is Pat Dougherty. Used to run the two-three.
    Without context, difficult to decipher. Most likely the "two-three" was an assigned area or neighborhood for a specific police unit to cover.


    Jimmy: Thanks, Pat.
    Pat: I hang my hat at the four-six in tricorner these days. (?)
    No idea. As a guess, I'd say that the Tricorner is a bar or pub or some sort of gathering place where the officer in question tends to hang out. But without more context I cannot say for certain.

    I had to feed the feds a line of bull about an ongoing homicide investigation to hold it (a bill) this long.
    "A line of bull" is an outright lie or a story concocted to conceal the truth.

    Later, one bad guy say: No speeches and no brass band. Just a no-frills offer.

    Thanks in advance
    "Brass band" refers to a celebration that includes a parade and other public displays. "No-frills" means that only the very basic necessities will be met. If you stay in a "no-frills" hotel room, you will get a bed and a bathroom, and that's all. No room service, no cable TV, no balcony with a panoramic view.

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    Re: PD, hell of a thing

    The two-three and the four-six are police jargon for the twenty-third and forty-sixth precincts, respectively. Tricorner is probably the name of a neighborhood. If the person "hangs his hat at he four-six in tricorner" it means that he is assigned to the forty sixth precinct station in the tricorner neighborhood.

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