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Hammett

[ham-it]
noun
  1. (Samuel) Da·shiell [duh-sheel, dash-eel] /dəˈʃil, ˈdæʃ il/, 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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    Roi Cooper Megrue

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

    Janice Day

    Helen Beecher Long

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

    Janice Day

    Helen Beecher Long

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for hammett

Hammett

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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