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  • n. Plural form of constable.


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  • However, I have a Sgt plus 8 constables from the ‘NIM TASKING’ unit (whatever that is).

    Roller Coaster « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Thus communing within himself, he called his constables together and told them what was in his mind.

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

  • Now forces can recruit PCSO instead of constables and reduce the long term costs associated with proper police constables - taxpayers are paying for quality in constables, not quantity in PCSO’s but they will now see the true deceit over the next 18 months.

    Where Are All The New Police Officers? « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • The constables were the only people on the ship with guns, and carried out the law.

    Fishers of Hope

  • The hierarchy of the constables is a lot less complex than any normal Guild.

    The Dreaming Void

  • “Did the owners call the constables because you sneaked in?”

    Water Song

  • “We have to call the constables,” Itani said, blocking his path.

    A Time to Kill

  • He was as surprised as I at Pons 'jest, and he could not help betraying his perplexity as he left the room to call the constables from the empty house next door.

    Adventure of the Sotheby Salesman

  • The sheriffs were assisted by officers, called constables, who were appointed by the County Courts and set over certain bounds, within the county, termed precincts.

    A History of Caroline County, Virginia

  • The constables were the machinery of the Law, and Jo Portugais was the unwilling witness, whose evidence would be the crux of the case.

    The Right of Way — Volume 04


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