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detect

[di′tekt]
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He was a man of very real talent, and perhaps genius, and well worth studying, both as a detective and a criminal.
The one result obtained was the expression of purblind opinion by the authorities of the detective department which pointed to Isabel, or to one of the servants, as the undiscovered thief.
That is a matter of great practical interest to the scientific detective,--especially in cases of unclaimed bodies, or in discovering the antecedents of criminals.
The detective, leaning elegantly on his walking-cane, continued to scrutinise the shop.
It was the Scotch detective, and a new fear turned me cold.
The detective sat for a moment with immovable face.
Once--well, I can hardly tell about the once to an official detective.
As soon as the robbery was discovered, picked detectives hastened off to Liverpool, Glasgow, Havre, Suez, Brindisi, New York, and other ports, inspired by the proffered reward of two thousand pounds, and five per cent.
We'll send for the bird later," he told the landlady, who, still mildly expostulating as she followed them downstairs, failed to notice that the captain of the detectives had carelessly left the door to Daughtry's rooms ajar.
Instead, he called in the detectives, and, under their advice, weighted the pigeon heavily with shot.
The two detectives strode away, Summerhaye with an incredulous grin on his face.
It might be made a text-book for detectives to teach them what to avoid.

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