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

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

    Self-control Mary Brunton
  • Divorces are absolutely out, and the Commons-Doctors starving; so they are publishing trials of crim.

    The Belle's Stratagem Hannah Cowley
  • crim was another, meaning to shudder with cold, and there was an adjective, crimmy.

    John Greenleaf Whittier W. Sloane Kennedy
  • It is crim'nal, dey ain't no 'sputin' dat, but it ain't action'ble.'

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

    The Christmas Books William Makepeace Thackeray
  • It would have been put in execution, there can be small doubt, if Captain crim had not chanced to hear it.

    Buckskin Mose Buckskin Mose
  • The next report is that the newly-erected pillar of orthodoxy, young Bankes, has to encounter an action for crim.

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

    Desert Conquest A. M. Chisholm
  • 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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