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Battus
revealed theft by Mercury; turned to touchstone. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 47]
Cenci, Count Francesco
old libertine ravishes his daughter Beatrice. [Br. Lit.: Shelley The Cenci; Magill I, 131]
Chambers, Whittaker
(1901–1961) chief witness in perjury trial of Alger Hiss (1949). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 501]
Dean, John W., III
(1938— ) chief witness and informer against Nixon in the Watergate hearings. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2939]
Judas Iscariot
led armed band to Gethsemane and showed them which one was Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 26:46–50; Mark 14:42–45; Luke 22:47–48; John 18:1–8]
Morgan le Fay
reveals Lancelot and Guinevere’s affair to Arthur. [Arthurian Legend: Harvey, 559]
Nolan, Gypo
betrays friend to police for subsistence money. [Irish Lit.: The Informer]
Peachum, Mr.
informer and fence for stolen goods. [Br. Lit.: The Beggar’s Opera]
Teresa, Vincent
wrote a book in which he revealed inner workings of the Mafia. [Am. Lit.: My Life in the Mafia]
Valachi, Joe
(1903–1971) New York gangster who revealed the inner operations of the Mafia. [Am. Hist.: Facts (1971), 436]
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To test this hypothesis, informants with typologically different mother tongues, currently Danish, Hebrew and Slovene, have been enlisted to provide data on their use of English as their L2.
In fact, according to the FBI's report, FBI agents permitted their informants to break the law 5,600 times in one year alone.
Other professional informants reportedly earn between NT$30,000 and NT$70,000 per month.
The answers gained from informants are a concept obtained from the description of the informant's explanation regarding the process of information literacy in addressing information problems while living Indonesia.
"Handling informants, you had to walk a very thin line sometimes to extract information without breaking the law.
The NSPCC said it was "appalled" that a sex offender had been recruited as an informant.
'The informants wore masks during the ceremony in order to protect their anonymity.
POLICE Scotland recruited 759 informants in three years and paid them almost PS400,000, it emerged yesterday.
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AFORMER police officer who helped convict Members of Birmingham's Burger Bar Boys gang has labelled PS1 million spent on police informants as a "waste of money".
A former police officer who helped convict Burger Bar Boys gang members has labelled the PS1 million spent on police informants as a 'waste of money'.

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