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Crippen

noun
  1. Hawley Harvey, known as Doctor Crippen. 1862–1910, US doctor living in England: executed for poisoning his wife; the first criminal to be apprehended by the use of radiotelegraphy
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Historical Examples

  • I presume Miss Crippen has told you what I have made up my mind to do.

    The Camp Fire Girls in the Outside World

    Margaret Vandercook

  • Binney and Crippen were on the outs but not because of Buns.

    In the Onyx Lobby

    Carolyn Wells

  • Yes, and my aunt says he expected to see Crippen the night he was killed.

    In the Onyx Lobby

    Carolyn Wells

  • I talked with a secretary, and I've talked with some of the 'Crippen's Cakes' directors.

    In the Onyx Lobby

    Carolyn Wells

  • Well, if you've struck off Crippen's name, where do we stand?

    In the Onyx Lobby

    Carolyn Wells