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Sherlockian

[shur-lok-ee-uh n] /ʃɜrˈlɒk i ən/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characteristic of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, known for his skill in solving mysteries through deductive reasoning.
noun
2.
a devoted fan of or an expert on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Origin of Sherlockian
See origin at -ian
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  • Little Lord Fauntleroy, with every Sherlockian characteristic temporarily obliterated, sat down again in the tonneau pouting.

    The Lightning Conductor C. N. Williamson
  • And a letter from Aline which came two or three days later, confirmed my Sherlockian deductions.

    The Heather-Moon C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

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