sleuth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sleuth watch, observe, or inquire secretly
    • n sleuth a detective who follows a trail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sleuth The track of man or beast as followed by the scent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sleuth A Middle English form of sloth.
    • n sleuth A track or trail of man or beast; scent.
    • n sleuth A newspaper name for a detective.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. slōð,. See Slot a track

Usage

In literature:

Said I not that these devils in man's shape are like sleuth-hounds?
"In the Days of Drake" by J. S. Fletcher
I don't want any further connection with the case; in fact, sir, I want to get out of the sleuth game altogether.
"The Crevice" by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
There was something wonderfully picturesque yet businesslike about this prairie sleuth.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
The complete failure of this sleuth work would have been a disappointment to many people.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
There was something very like the sleuth in its attitude.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
As an unconscious sleuth Jan-an was dramatic.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
I was beginning to feel like a sleuth, or a detective, or a diplomat, or something.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
Another sleuth entered the immense laboratory.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
Patience to lie in wait, cunning to follow the sleuth, Abroad the foes I have fought, and at home the friends of my youth.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 14 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
And to-day that sleuth-hound told me how I stood, and to what a length he would go to butcher and disgrace me.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Fiction of a peculiarly American sort has built up among the people an exalted conception of the sleuth.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
Also he must be something of a sleuth, particularly when using smoke as a clue.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
And it's wonderful what sleuth work you can do just by usin' the 'phone liberal.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
Moreover he had to find the Caribs' camp, and they are sleuth-hounds.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
His sky fighter training had been poor preparation for ground sleuthing, Stan decided.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
His spirit did chuckle, as he thought how he had outwitted even her, the little "Bush-Sleuth," in this matter.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Sage was as unlike the "sleuth hound" of fiction as it is possible for a man to be.
"John Dene of Toronto" by Herbert Jenkins
And I know as much about the methods of sleuth-hounds as my old boot!
"The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel" by Mary E. Hanshew
Or if they entered a theatre apparently unobserved by the faithful sleuth they were almost certain to see him only a few seats behind.
"Penny Nichols Finds a Clue" by Joan Clark
Do you think any one of those sleuth-hounds were on?
"Making Money" by Owen Johnson
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In poetry:

“Cribs to be cracked!
There are cribs to be cracked;
And d--------l a sleuth-hound is near us!
The specials are here, but the thief-hunter Clark
Has gone to look after the shearers.”
"[‘Cribs to be Cracked”]" by Henry Lawson
A sleuth-hound baying! The sleuth-hound bayeth behind him,
His head, he flying and stumbling turns back to the sound,
Whom doth the sleuth-hound follow? What if it find him;
Up! for the scent lieth thick, up from the level ground.
"The Sleep of Sigismund" by Jean Ingelow
How long… since their last shell gouged our batteries?
How long… since we rose at aim with a sleuth moon astern?
(It was the damned green moon that nosed us out…
The moon that flushed our periscope till it shone like a silver flame…)
"The Everlasting Return" by Lola Ridge

In news:

Tom Dugan Plays Famed Sleuth.
Popular television shows portray death investigators as high-tech sleuths wielding the most sophisticated tools of 21st century science.
Hands-On: Japan's Popular Gaming Sleuths Put Their Heads Together on 3DS.
USA Network adaptation of one of John Sandford's many novels about sleuth Lucas Davenport.
3 Problem-Solving Reads For The Scientific Sleuth.
Psychological sleuths shrink jurors.
Good times and some historical sleuthing today at the Mass.
Steve Ulfelder's mechanic sleuth, Conway Sax , makes his sophomore appearance in The Whole Lie.
Whether your thing is singing rodents or sleuthing Englishmen, you'll want to start heading to the theater.
FRBNY Clearly Not Impressed With Other Regulators' Sleuthing.
Art' extends run at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show theater.
Art' to be staged at Sleuth 's, with artists on hand opening night.
The festival (not to be confused with the 2nd Orlando Improv Festival, which also takes place in September) is presented and hosted by Sleuth 's Mystery Dinner Shows.
External links for Sleuth (tv network).
Recent news and coverage of The Bond Sleuth .
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In science:

In the past years the D0 collaboration explored different approaches to the data analysis and come out with two useful tools: SLEUTH and then QUAERO.
Probing Physics Beyond the SM at Tevatron
SLEUTH is a quasi-model-independent search strategy for new high PT physics.
Probing Physics Beyond the SM at Tevatron
Given a data sample, its final state and a set of variables to that final state (see table 2), SLEUTH determines the most interesting region in those variables and quantifies the degree of interest.
Probing Physics Beyond the SM at Tevatron
Sleuth assumes that new physics will appear as an excess, and that the excess will be at high ΣpT and in one final state.
General Searches for New Physics
It is found that 8% of experiments like CDF would find an excess at least as large as this most discrepant Sleuth final state.
General Searches for New Physics
In 1994, Greenberg and Marletta produced a code (SLEUTH) for solving fourth order regular Sturm-Liouville problems .
Convergence of regular approximations to the spectra of singular fourth order Sturm-Liouville problems
Marletta, The code SLEUTH for solving fourth order Sturm-Liouvil le problems, Submitted.
Convergence of regular approximations to the spectra of singular fourth order Sturm-Liouville problems
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