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- n. Plural form of hatcheck.
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Jews was going to the West Coast, so each time the conductor would come through and say that hell, he couldn't separate those things, so he'd give all these fourteen hatchecks to one guy and he'd distribute them out … and they was strung
So, they put one of these coaches off and put it on the Pullman and I was on that coach and that knocked me out, I didn't have anyone to get hatchecks from.
I finally, well, I rode through two or three divisions on hatchecks and they pulled a car I was in, I was in the tail end and
One of these guys that stayed up in there, he had a little old small book in his … and he had a whole bunch of hatchecks in this thing that they used in the trains at that time to stick in your hat and it points to where you're going to see, you get on there and give them your ticket and he's got a certain point and a certain color hatcheck and all for the town you're going to.