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Jack the Ripper


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  • proper n. An unidentified 19th century murderer in England, who has become part of folklore.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an unidentified English murderer in the 19th century


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  • We found a row of carriage houses that looked like they had not been visited since Jack the Ripper was a boy and followed the numbers to 24B, which was a different sort of building, a tall and narrow red brick house with steep stone steps and an ornate black railing filled with little curlicues, cement flowers, and silhouettes of cats.


  • He's now a psychopathic nightmare more along the lines of Jack the Ripper, and readers seem to like that just fine.

    Clown Prince of Crime

  • While you're in the neighborhood, you might want to retrace the steps of the irrepressible Jack the Ripper, the monster who terrorized Whitechapel in 1888 and whose identity remains a mystery.

    A Guide to (Aargh! Chop!) Merrie England

  • And while the Kray twins (whose gangster crime spree was a '60s sensation) aren't quite as notorious on these shores as Jack the Ripper, the murders and maimings echoing the Kray mayhem are just as gut-churning a challenge for DI Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones), still smarting from his reputation as "the man who failed to find the Ripper."

    Critic's Guide to Wednesday TV: The SNL Comedy Invasion, A New Whitechapel Case, and More!

  • On this date back in 1888, Jack the Ripper claimed his last victim, or so the canon says.

    Critic's Guide to Wednesday's TV: CMAs vs. X Factor and a Ripper Anniversary

  • And, of course, the bad guy, while not Jack the Ripper, has a Dark Secret, so Rule #5 also comes into play.

    The Little Professor:

  • He vows to keep Mina safe especially from her diabolically insane lover Jack the Ripper, who once jilted her and now has the dark power to destroy the world.

    So Still the Night-Kim Lenox « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews

  • It involves three different stories — a medieval fantasy, a Victorian mystery, and a modern-day jewel heist— that alternate throughout the book and then begin to come together as the characters uncover the secrets that connect King Arthur, Jack the Ripper, and a priceless gem.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Trotsky possessed, said Churchill, the organizing command of a Carnot, the cold detached intelligence of a Machiavelli, the mob oratory of a Cleon, the ferocity of Jack the Ripper, the toughness of Titus Oates.

    Human Smoke

  • “The Decorator” displays the dark deeds of a Russian Jack the Ripper, who turns his evil eye upon Fandorin and his beloved associates; it is a grim and suspenseful battle with a serial killer.

    Archive 2008-12-01


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