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  • n. A detective of the United States government.

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

  • n. someone whose authority is limited to the special undertaking they have been instructed to perform


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  • Prosecutor Reg Eliopolos hadn't checked in — not yet — but Thomas Perkins, the FBI special agent in charge of the Manhattan office, was here in person, representing the federal side of the debate.

    The Coffin Dancer

  • Mark Chait, the ATF assistant special agent in charge of the Philadelphia office, was at the scene.


  • Enter Anthony Comstock, the chief special agent for the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice.

    Grand Theft Childhood

  • Thomas Perkins, special agent in charge of the Manhattan office of the FBI.

    The Coffin Dancer

  • Then, on August 29, according to a “Memorandum for the Office in Charge,” George Fugate, Jr., a special agent of the CIC and stationed at Forth Air Force Headquarters, interviewed Rhodes in person.

    Space Ships of the Visitors

  • Maybe this was the time to tell the general that the head of security on the Hill was of the considered opinion that Joe Stalin's special agent was Robert Oppenheimer and they ought to pull off the road and get the whole thing sorted out.

    Stallion Gate

  • Buddy Driskill, the special agent in charge of the Illegal Whiskey Task Force, once told me that there was always someone at the still who was trusted: “I call him the lieutenant.”


  • I also sent R.O. Dixon, Esq., as a special agent for the State of Mississippi, to Virginia, to make contracts for salt water, intending to establish furnaces for the manufacture of salt on State account; but he could not succeed in making such contracts as would justify the expenditure of money necessary to carry into successful operation the plan proposed, and it was therefore abandoned.

    Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi, December Session of 1862, and November Session of 1863

  • Local rescue workers searched crash sites but investigations were federal, so it was Fred Dellray who placed a call to the FBI special agent at the site.

    The Coffin Dancer

  • It had been indicated to the Institute that she was a special agent of the Service, and that her research here was for form’s sake only.

    The Complete Federation Of The Hub


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