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sergeant

1. 
a. (in Britain) a police officer ranking between constable and inspector
b. (in the US) a police officer ranking below a captain
3. a court or municipal officer who has ceremonial duties
4. (formerly) a tenant by military service, not of knightly rank

Sergeant

 

a military rank in the armed forces of the USSR and many other countries. In Russia the rank of sergeant dates from the 17th century in regiments formed on the West European model and in the Russian Army before 1798. In the USSR the ranks of junior sergeant, sergeant, and senior sergeant were introduced in 1940.

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This is Miss Verinder," I whispered, behind the Sergeant.
Having answered your question, miss," says the Sergeant, "I beg leave to make an inquiry in my turn.
Miss Verinder appears to be a little out of temper about the loss of her Diamond," remarked the Sergeant.
I know, now, that I must have got my first suspicion, at that moment, of a new light (and horrid light) having suddenly fallen on the case, in the mind of Sergeant Cuff-- purely and entirely in consequence of what he had seen in Miss Rachel, and heard from Miss Rachel, at that first interview between them.
A young lady's tongue is a privileged member, sir," says the Sergeant to Mr.
He turned to Sergeant Cuff, and explained that my daughter was Miss Verinder's maid.
says the Sergeant, taking me away to the window, out of earshot, "Your Superintendent here," he went on, in a whisper, "has made a pretty full report to me of the manner in which he has managed this case.
May I make so bold, Sergeant, as to tell the women a third thing?
It took a pretty stiff exertion of my authority, as chief, to prevent the whole of the female household from following me and Penelope up-stairs, in the character of volunteer witnesses in a burning fever of anxiety to help Sergeant Cuff.
Having brought his investigation to this point, Sergeant Cuff discovered that such a person as Superintendent Seegrave was still left in the room, upon which he summed up the proceedings for his brother-officer's benefit, as follows:
Superintendent," says the Sergeant, pointing to the place on the door, "has grown a little in importance since you noticed it last.
Superintendent Seegrave's respect for the Sergeant was great; but his respect for himself was greater still.