Forced into the light by a recent murder, a transient community starts talking.
>> Smiley Favorite hobo weapon made from a chain with a lock on one end.
>> Space bag A bag from a box of wine.
>> Suicide cars Cars with open floors in which freight rests on X-shaped beams.
>> Suicide tunnels Long tunnels that fill with dust and smoke as trains pass through, making breathing difficult.
>> Scumfuck Term derived from the initials S.F., for San Francisco, where it originated. Has also been traced to a band called the Scumfucks. Dirty, violent, heavy drug users who panhandle and travel with dogs. Many have facial tattoos and are seen mostly in New York and California.
>> Snipes Leftover ends of hand-rolled cigarettes. Crusties save the ends, then when they run out of tobacco they take all of the leftover tobacco out and reroll a new cigarette.
>> Spider/Kill shwill Backwashed dregs of a 40.
>> Squatter One who resides in a vacant or abandoned building.
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