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deputy sheriff

a peace officer subordinate to a sheriff.
Origin of deputy sheriff
1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Jeff and the deputy-sheriff walked through the bar-room and out on the porch.

  • "And fights like a devil," replied Dan Treu, the deputy-sheriff.

    The Lady Doc Caroline Lockhart
  • At this point the outside door was unexpectedly pushed open, inward, and the deputy-sheriff came into their midst.

  • My friend, deputy-sheriff like me, found himself in this hell of--I mean in this terrible tight place.

    Bunch Grass Horace Annesley Vachell
  • "I said that you were my prisoner, Mr. Alden Lytton," answered the deputy-sheriff, gravely.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • Sillett had levelled a pistol at the deputy-sheriff, repeating his words with one addition: "Quick!"

    Bunch Grass Horace Annesley Vachell
  • Lamb found it something of an effort to speak naturally beneath the deputy-sheriff's fixed gaze.

    The Lady Doc Caroline Lockhart
  • As most of them had never seen the play, they were not surprised when Holden did not again join the attack on the deputy-sheriff.

    Northern Lights Gilbert Parker
  • The deputy-sheriff kept saying it over and over to himself as he hurried to the hospital.

    The Lady Doc Caroline Lockhart
  • As a deputy-sheriff this educated faculty of not requiring sleep aided him in many important captures.

    Real Soldiers of Fortune Richard Harding Davis

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