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felon

1
Criminal law (formerly) a person who has committed a felony

felon

2
a purulent inflammation of the end joint of a finger, sometimes affecting the bone
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Felon! The word has an ugly sound--a very ugly sound.
``That was a felon stroke!'' exclaimed the Black Knight, as the steed fell to the earth, bearing his rider along with him.
The felon knight, who had taken another spear, watching the moment when his formidable antagonist was most closely pressed, galloped against him in hopes to nail him with his lance against the tree, when his purpose was again intercepted by Wamba.
Postponing, therefore, for the present, my suicidal design, I just slipped my nether extremities into the sleeves of my coat, and betook myself to a pursuit of the felon with all the nimbleness which the case required and its circumstances would admit.
A visitor, too, requires to reason and reflect a little, before the sight of a number of men engaged in ordinary labour, such as he is accustomed to out of doors, will impress him half as strongly as the contemplation of the same persons in the same place and garb would, if they were occupied in some task, marked and degraded everywhere as belonging only to felons in jails.
My reason is as well convinced that these gentry were as utterly worthless and debauched villains, as it is that the laws and jails hardened them in their evil courses, or that their wonderful escapes were effected by the prison-turnkeys who, in those admirable days, had always been felons themselves, and were, to the last, their bosom-friends and pot-companions.
Looking at the Jury and the turbulent audience, he might have thought that the usual order of things was reversed, and that the felons were trying the honest men.
So, felons were not lodged and fed better than soldiers (to say nothing of paupers), and seldom set fire to their prisons with the excusable object of improving the flavour of their soup.
"I didn't say felons!" the Chancellor explained.) "You may be sure that I always sympa--"("'Ear, 'ear!" shouted the crowd, so loudly as quite to drown the orator's thin squeaky voice) "--that I always sympa--" he repeated.("Don't simper quite so much!" said the man under the window.
I am the lineal descendant of that infant -- I am the rightful Duke of Bridgewater; and here am I, forlorn, torn from my high estate, hunted of men, despised by the cold world, ragged, worn, heart-broken, and degraded to the companion- ship of felons on a raft!"
He was convicted in 2009 in Kendall County and in 2012 in Cook County of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and served time in prison for each offense.
A wanted felon was killed by the police after he allegedly resisted arrest and fought back in Infanta town in Quezon province on Wednesday, police said.