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Emile, French physician, 1867-1943. See: Sergent white line, Bernard-Sergent syndrome.
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That's not so bad," said the sergeant, reflecting; "even if I was forced to halt here nigh two hours, that'll do.
said the sergeant, "they'll find themselves trapped in a circle, I expect, sooner than they count on.
I would go by the marsh if I knew the road," said the sergeant.
The Sergeants were silent till one said: "It couldn't be him
Tulkinghorn merely utters an occasional sentence, as, "You are the best judge of your own interest, sergeant.
Even the spear that he had had when captured had been taken away from him, so that now he was unarmed and absolutely at the mercy of the black sergeant and his followers.
Doctor Emory glanced warningly to Doctor Masters, and Doctor Masters glanced authoritatively at the sergeant who glanced commandingly at his two policemen.
He took the Sergeant with him in his carriage, and went through both fields under his guidance.
If half the stories I have heard are true, when it comes to unravelling a mystery, there isn't the equal in England of Sergeant Cuff
But, I say," remarked the police sergeant, whose slow, bucolic common sense was still pondering the open window.
Nothing was to be heard but imprecations on the Flemish, the provost of the merchants, the Cardinal de Bourbon, the bailiff of the courts, Madame Marguerite of Austria, the sergeants with their rods, the cold, the heat, the bad weather, the Bishop of Paris, the Pope of the Fools, the pillars, the statues, that closed door, that open window; all to the vast amusement of a band of scholars and lackeys scattered through the mass, who mingled with all this discontent their teasing remarks, and their malicious suggestions, and pricked the general bad temper with a pin, so to speak.
Before stationing his men the young officer of whom we are writing had pointed out to his two sergeants the spot at which he would be found if it should be necessary to consult him, or if his presence at the front line should be required.