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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A detective.
After the name of a detective in the 1863 play The Ticket-of-Leave Man by Tom Taylor. The character also appeared in the comic strip Hawkshaw the Detective by Gus Mager. Earliest documented use: 1863.
“Please don’t think that Eleanor is so busy hobnobbing with Nobel Prize authors that she neglects her responsibilities as detective. In fact, FDR is always cautioning her to be discreet: ‘I believe you are intermeddling in police business, Babs. Please leave the hawkshawing to the hawkshaws.’”
Robert Gottlieb; Presidential Progeny Pen White House Whodunits; The New York Observer; Aug 26, 2002.
See more usage examples of hawkshaw in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:One does not ask of one who suffers: What is your country and what is your religion? One merely says: You suffer, that is enough for me. -Louis Pasteur, chemist and bacteriologist (27 Dec 1822-1895)