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Scotland Yard

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, situated from 1829–1890 in Great Scotland Yard, a short street off Whitehall in London, from then until 1967 in New Scotland Yard on the...

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Scotland Yard

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 327 words.

Originally – and still – a short street (in full, Great Scotland Yard), branching from the eastern side of Whitehall

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Scotland Yard

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, situated from 1829–1890 in Great Scotland Yard, a short street off Whitehall in London, from then until 1967 in New Scotland Yard on the...

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Scotland Yard

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 45 words.

The headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, situated from 1829–1890 in Great Scotland Yard, a short street off Whitehall in

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Scotland Yard

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 44 words.

The headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, situated from 1829–1890 in Great Scotland Yard, a short street off Whitehall in London, from then until ...

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Scotland Yard

Joan Lock.

in The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

January 1999; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 779 words.

New Scotland Yard is the headquarters of one of the world's largest forces, the London Metropolitan Police—and this force only.

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Scotland Yard, New

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of London Place-Names

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 8 words.

Westminster, see Great Scotland Yard.

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Great Scotland Yard

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of London Place-Names

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 98 words.

(off Whitehall)

Westminster. Recorded as Scotland Yard in 1656, earlier referred to as a parcel of land late of

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Scotland Yard

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 20 words.

Name given to the London headquarters of the Metropolitan Police and synonymous with the Criminal Investigation Department (cid).

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Lady Molly of Scotland Yard

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Baroness Orczy, 1910, Cassell.

Lady Molly combines aspects of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Orczy's most famous creation, the Scarlet Pimpernel. Like Holmes, she has a...

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Scotland Yard <i>n.</i> (<i>US black</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 31 words.

a plain-clothes police officer.

1983 R. Klein Jailhouse Jargon and Street Sl. [unpub. ms.].

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Lady Molly of Scotland Yard (1910)

Sandra Kemp, Charlotte Mitchell and David Trotter.

in The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction

January 1997; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 184 words.

Baroness Orczy, 1910, Cassell.

Lady Molly combines aspects of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Orczy's most

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Yard <i>noun</i>

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 10 words.

Brit Short for ‘Scotland Yard’. 1888–.

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Yard, the <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 225 words.

Scotland Yard; later New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of London's Metropolitan Police.

1901 E.W. Hornung Black Mask (1992)

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Semolina Pilchard

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 140 words.

Allegedly, a nickname coined by John Lennon for Detective Sergeant Norman ‘Nobby’ Pilcher (b.1936), of Scotland Yard's

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Moonraker

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 96 words.

The name by which Detective Inspector George Smith (1906–70), a noted spycatcher, was regularly known inside Scotland Yard.

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obbo <i>n.</i> (<i>UK Und./police/prison</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 89 words.

police observation; prison observation room.

1970 ‘Metropolitan Police Sl.’ in P. Laurie Scotland Yard (1972) 325: obbo:

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sussed <i>adj.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 160 words.

1 worked out.

1970 ‘Metropolitan Police Sl.’ in P. Laurie Scotland Yard (1972) 328: sussed out, to

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dope <i>adj.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 237 words.

1 pertaining to drugs.

1919Sax RohmerDope 214: Lord Wrexborough thinks that Scotland Yard hasn't got an

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blagging <i>(n.)</i> (<i>UK Und./police</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 214 words.

1 a robbery; also attrib.

1970 ‘Metropolitan Police Sl.’ in P. Laurie Scotland Yard (1972) 321: blagging, a

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Field, Inspector

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 240 words.

Detective Inspector Charles Frederick Field (1805–74) of Scotland Yard contributed much to the character of Inspector Bucket in

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