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  • The next witnesses of importance were the two detectives crim and McDermott.

  • Faix, it's not me'd give th' hot tip iv a warnin' to a crim'nal.

    Desert Conquest

    A. M. Chisholm
  • As has been seen, crim was not a man of many words, but of very decisive temper.

    Buckskin Mose Buckskin Mose
  • I hear,' resumed the lady, 'that his uncle is enraged at him, and more for the duel than the crim.

    Self-control Mary Brunton
  • Dunning was defending a gentleman in an action brought from crim.

    Law and Laughter George Alexander Morton
  • crim was another, meaning to shudder with cold, and there was an adjective, crimmy.

    John Greenleaf Whittier W. Sloane Kennedy
  • We sighed and reconciled ourselves to his exile in crim Tartary.

    Jaffery William J. Locke
  • The crim Tartary crown diamonds are uncommonly fine, and I shall never have any use for them.

    The Christmas Books William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The next report is that the newly-erected pillar of orthodoxy, young Bankes, has to encounter an action for crim.

  • The mothers of sultans, among the crim Tartars, neither eat with their sons, nor sit in their presence.

British Dictionary definitions for crim


noun, adjective
(slang) short for criminal


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