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chief constable

noun, British
chief of police. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "You are worthier of the chief constable's compliment than I, my dear Galloway," said Colwyn genially.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • “Now we have caged our bird we must be off,” said the chief constable.

    Taking Tales W.H.G. Kingston
  • The chief constable glanced at the gloves and then whispered to the coroner.

  • The chief constable then read the statement that the prisoner had made to him.

    A Final Reckoning G. A. Henty
  • The chief constable, although quite a decent fellow, is a stickler for routine.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
  • "It is a pity he did not take your advice," responded the chief constable.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • The chief constable keeps me posted as to what's going on here, and pretty fairly as to what's going on in Manitou.

  • "It is a delicate and awkward business," murmured the chief constable.

    The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees
  • "He was absorbed in it to the exclusion of everything else," said the chief constable, with a sigh.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • Of course, he was polite to me, for was I not the friend of the chief constable?

    The Place of Dragons William Le Queux

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