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po·lice·man

(pō-lēs'măn),
An instrument, usually a rubber-tipped rod, for removing solid particles from a container, particularly the walls of that container.

policeman

/po·lice·man/ (pah-lēs´min) a glass rod with a piece of rubber tubing on one end, used as a stirring rod and transfer tool in chemical analysis.

po·lice·man

(pó-lēs'măn)
An instrument, usually a rubber-tipped rod, for removing solid particles from a glass container.
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The police having ordered the two multitudes to take positions behind the duelists, we were once more ready.
But then you, colonel, are a hinspector of police, which I take to be more than merely human; and as to the gentlemen here, a gentleman ain't a man--leastways not a common man--the common man bein' but the slave wot feeds and clothes the gentleman beyond the common.
Because she has to be found,", declared the commissary of police solemnly.
and seizing the merchant in a firm grasp he took him to the inspector of police, who threw him into prison till the judge should be out of bed and ready to attend to his case.
The telegraph was set in motion; and the correspondent of the bank in Edinburgh, for which place it was understood that John had armed himself with extensive credits, was warned to communicate with the police.
Rowan, Commissioner of Police, Scotland Yard: I've found the bank robber, Phileas Fogg.
And, moreover, my dear duke," continued the minister of police, "we are almost assured that, in a very short time, the usurper will be insane.
Well, sir, you ought to know that we no longer have a police, since we are no longer at Paris.
On a cloudless summer morning he had come down a country road white with dust, and, pausing outside a farmhouse, had told the farmer's daughter, with elegant indifference, that the local police were in pursuit of him.
The Colonel possessed a varied collection of weapons brought from the different countries in which he had fought, and it is conjectured by the police that his club was among his trophies.
One of the first things which D'Arnot accomplished after their arrival was to arrange to visit a high official of the police department, an old friend; and to take Tarzan with him.
Police were stationed at the brightly lit entrance which was carpeted with red baize, and not only gendarmes but dozens of police officers and even the police master himself stood at the porch.