A phrase meaning that whoever finds something is entitled to keep it. For example, Someone left a dollar bill in this rented car—finders, keepers. This expression alludes to an ancient Roman law to that effect and has been stated in numerous different ways over the centuries. The modern version, often stated as Finders keepers, losers weepers, dates from the mid-1800s and is no longer a legal precept.
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His keepers fed the beast copious amounts of port, Champagne, and whiskey to pacify the persnickety pachyderm.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence|Bill Schulz|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But given their anti-government rhetoric, the Oath Keepers' presence could inflame tensions further.The Oath Keepers Patrol Rooftops in Ferguson—The Facts Behind This ‘Mysterious’ Militia Group|John Avlon|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Green-Wood has its own catacombs, which grounds keepers will unlock for tour groups.
Did the list-keepers have a first amendment right to keep such a list?
The best player was Manuel Neuer, Germany’s goalkeeper, but ‘keepers are seldom lauded in this way.
Tatham says, "Even the tavern keepers were compelled to exchange a dinner for a few pounds of tobacco."
At long last one of the keepers at the entrance to the small cages begins to shout very loudly.
The hotel-keepers thought I was the American tourist overtaken by that final madness they had always anticipated.
But many girls who are in the best society earn their living: typewriters, clerks, book-keepers, and the like.
And the general took Saraias the chief priest, and Sophonias the second priest, and the three keepers of the entry.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various