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  • n. Plural form of shamus.

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  •  Nearly every detective story done in the noir style features a femme fatale coming to a detective in this case Foggy and Matt are both shamuses, spinning her story about how someone is putting her life in jeopardy, in hopes they’ll put the pressure on the big boss.

    Review: Daredevil Noir #1 | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • They used to pop up a lot in old detective films as cynical wise guys who were kind of second-rate shamuses themselves -- they intimidated with words rather than guns -- and the general feeling was that they were sticking their nose where it didn't belong.

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