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Hammett

[ham-it] /ˈhæm ɪt/
noun
1.
(Samuel) Dashiell
[duh-sheel,, dash-eel] /dəˈʃil,, ˈdæʃ il/ (Show IPA),
1894–1961, U.S. writer of detective stories.
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  • Ford and Hammett are at the dock all ready to search him when I give the word.

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  • In truth, the supper down at the old Hammett farmhouse, after the work of the day was over, was the principal event.

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  • Walky Dexter was going to drive out to the Hammett place after supper to pick up his load of young people.

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  • Does Hammett still talk about 'percepting the subject' and 'emerging the high-lights' and 'profunding the shadows'?

  • It is sold for ten cents by Hammett, publisher, in Brattle street, Boston.

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Hammett

/ˈhæmət/
noun
1.
Dashiell. 1894–1961, US writer of detective novels. His books include The Maltese Falcon (1930) and The Thin Man (1932)
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