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inspect

[L. inspectare, to examine]
To examine visually.
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The inspector listened attentively; then, turning to the governor, observed, "He will become religious -- he is already more gentle; he is afraid, and retreated before the bayonets -- madmen are not afraid of anything; I made some curious observations on this at Charenton." Then, turning to the prisoner, "What is it you want?" said he.
-- when were you arrested, then?" asked the inspector.
"Know the woman?" muttered the Chief Inspector, with his eyes fixed on the table, and a vague notion in his mind of an inquest to be held presently upon a person likely to remain for ever unknown.
The echo of the words "Person unknown" repeating itself in his inner consciousness bothered the Chief Inspector considerably.
His other water-wheel has broken down, too," the Inspector replied.
It's good goin' ground there, too," the Inspector said.
He himself had done too much in that way in his time not to recognize, in the inspector's story, all the marks of one of those practical jokes which begin by amusing and end by enraging the victims.
"A night like this, too!" the inspector remarked, with a shiver.
"Ay, that's remarkable," said the inspector thoughtfully.
Mr Inspector had not moved, and had given no order; but, the satellite slipped his back against the wicket, and laid his left arm along the top of it, and with his right hand turned the bull's-eye he had taken from his chief--in quite a casual manner--towards the stranger.
Then he went back to his office, where Inspector Jacks was still sitting.
"I am sorry to say that we have made very little progress," said the Inspector. "We have an open carriage outside, and as you would no doubt like to see the place before the light fails, we might talk it over as we drive."

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