Secret Service

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Secret Service the United States intelligence agency that protects current and former presidents and vice presidents and their immediate families and protects distinguished foreign visitors; detects and apprehends counterfeiters; suppresses forgery of government securities and documents
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money
    • Secret service The detective service of a government. In the United States, in time of peace the bureau of secret service is under the treasury department, and in time of war it aids the war department in securing information concerning the movements of the enemy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, received an alarming number of threatening letters, soon after her husband became President at the height of the Depression, the Secret Service insisted that she carry a pistol in her purse
    • Secret service a department of government service
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. secretussecernĕre, secretumse-, apart, cernĕre, to separate.

Usage

In literature:

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IN THE SECRET SERVICE.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
However, the shrewd old secret service officer well knew that the girl was not yet ready to be launched into active service.
"Mary Louise in the Country" by L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
The Secret Service of Bulgaria before the war had evidently been excellent.
"Bulgaria" by Frank Fox
The secret service fellows can go after Yeasky.
"Prince or Chauffeur?" by Lawrence Perry
Not ten individuals alive knew of his connection with the Secret Service.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
Cecil wrote, explaining his secret services, and was taken into favour.
"The Reign of Mary Tudor" by James Anthony Froude
This secret police service is distinctly apart from the detective service.
"The Doctor of Pimlico" by William Le Queux
A Thrilling Story of the Secret Service.
"Jack Wright and His Electric Stage;" by "Noname"
A sinister fellow, resembling an Italian, tarried suspiciously, and was pushed forward by the Secret Service attendants.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Co-operating with municipal police and the Philippine Constabulary there is an organized Secret Police Service.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Of course, one Secret Service man does not know who else is in the service.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
The secret-service official is at Abbot's side as he turns back from the door.
"A War-Time Wooing" by Charles King
If the Secret Sessions were intended to make smooth the way of the Military Service Bill they failed miserably in their object.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, May 3, 1916" by Various
Before He calls to service He has been secretly preparing the servant.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Several of the local authorities had appeared, and also a Secret Service man from Camp Huxwell.
"The Rover Boys Under Canvas" by Arthur M. Winfield
This was the secret of the unusual merit of the service rendered.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
A neighbor, by informing them of the fact of her having two sons in the Rebel service, imparted the secret of her interest.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
There is a day coming, in which before assembled worlds He will make manifest the loving gifts and the secret service of His redeemed ones.
"Separation and Service" by James Hudson Taylor
He once told me that every Government has secret service.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
To summarize Mr. Muller's service we must understand his great secret.
"George Muller of Bristol" by Arthur T. Pierson
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In poetry:

World, Nature, Universe's Essence,
With secret trembling, to the end,
I will thy long and moving service
In tears of happiness attend.
"When It Clears Up" by Boris Pasternak
I was a dreamer ever, and bound to your dear service
Meditating deep, I thought on your secret beauty,
As through a child's face one may see the clear spirit
Miraculously shining.
"Strange Service" by Ivor Gurney
Expecting Him, my door was open wide:
Then I looked round
If any lack of service might be found,
And saw Him at my side:
How entered, by what secret stair,
I know not, knowing only He was there.
"PrÆsto" by Thomas Edward Brown
To keep the house unharmed
Their fathers built so fair,
Deeming endurance armed
Better than brute despair,
They found the secret of the word that saith,
"Service is sweet, for all true life is death."
"Farewell" by Sir Henry Newbolt

In news:

3 Secret Services members out over prostitution scandal.
Cleary, if senators find more house cleaning is needed at the Secret Service, it should be undertaken.
A member of the US Secret Service Uniformed Division stands his post as President Obama departs the White House on Wednesday in Washington.
Oct 27--The US Secret Service detected a security breach at the S.C.
Obama's security not compromised by Secret Service Colombia conduct.
Detectives from the CCPD and the US Secret Service executed a search warrant on Rillera's apartment Wednesday and seized counterfeit $10 and $20 bills, as well as computer equipment reportedly used to make the bogus cash.
The Boone County Sheriff's Office worked together with the Secret Service to secure a search warrant of Stein's house.
Romney has traveled with Secret Service protection since early February.
The Secret Service is looking into an incident in which a New York delegate at the Democratic National Convention said she would "like to kill" Mitt Romney if she ever sees him.
Secret Service looking into delegate who said she wants to 'kill' Romney.
The US Secret Service is also investigating.
Secret Service agents partied with strippers ahead of Obama El Salvador visit.
Secret Service looking into latest prostitution claim -- this time in El Salvador .
The president and vice president and their families enjoy Secret Service protection, and Congress has security procedures to evacuate its members.
In a "what if" scenario, playwright Mark St Germain's comedy, "Camping With Henry & Tom," has Ford steal a car and drive his two friends deeper into the woods, away from reporters and the Secret Service.
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