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sherlock

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a person not on the police force who investigates criminal or illicit activity or searches for missing persons
  • one of literature's most eccentric sherlocks, Nero Wolfe manages to solve mysteries without so much as leaving the confines of his own home

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The first known use of sherlock was in 1903

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“Sherlock.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sherlock. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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