“Apana once climbed up walls like a pre-Spiderman sleuth and slipped into an opium dive,” writes Huang.
That sleuth is Peter Darwin—no relation to Charles, thanks kindly.
As the sleuth in Comeback puts it, danger wears many faces.
[Styleite] On the DL: Kate Bosworth was sleuth in announcing her engagement to actor Michael Polish.
If only there were some massive government apparatus available to us to sift through the metadata and sleuth these fakers out.
Why, returned sleuth instantly, I just said I came round to make you a little call.
There was something very like the 194 sleuth in its attitude.
Not likely, after you and your sleuth hounds had been over the ground!
"This," says the sleuth, haulin' out of his pocket a bulgy envelope.
Bernardet bowed and his eyes shone like those of a sleuth hound on the scent of his prey.
c.1200, "track or trail of a person," from Old Norse sloð "trail," of uncertain origin. Meaning "detective" is 1872, shortening of sleuth-hound "keen investigator" (1849), a figurative use of a word that dates back to late 14c. meaning a kind of bloodhound. The verb (intransitive) meaning "to act as a detective, investigate" is recorded from 1905. Related: Sleuthed; sleuthing.