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Special Branch

(in Britain) the department of the police force that is concerned with political security
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  • The special branch in the days of suffragette outrages was the chief foe of the vote-seekers.

    Scotland Yard George Dilnot
  • Each worker needs to be expert in only his own special branch.

    Ponkapog Papers Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • I have as yet said almost nothing with regard to the progress of organic chemistry, considered as a special branch of the science.

    Heroes of Science M. M. Pattison Muir
  • In that special branch of trade, as Anna was aware, the Germans were far, far ahead of the British.

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • The study of them forms a special branch of ethnology called “Folk-lore.”

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • The remedy—nearly all city teachers have some special branch, a branch in which they obtain satisfactory results.

    Seed Thoughts for Singers Frank Herbert Tubbs
  • I knew that chimney climbing was a special branch of mountaineering.

    The Treasure of the Tigris A. F. Mockler Ferryman

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