from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the Devil.


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  • I tell you quite candidly, your only chance is to get the old boy into Brixton Jail, and that wouldn’t be fun for him.”

    Mystery Mile

  • “Almost sure to I should think,” she agreed indifferently, “unless he’s poaching for that fable fish on Mr. Phinn’s preserves, which, of course, he’s much too county to think of doing, whatever the old boy may say to the contrary.”

    Scales of Justice

  • It means a bit of pain which the old boy insists on calling neuralgia.

    More Work for the Undertaker

  • Except for the old boy at Pont-Marie, no one remembers him.

    Maigret and the Loner

  • Apparently the old boy has been fighting the Simister Gang all his life.

    Mystery Mile

  • Supposing she gave the old boy digitalin in his B and S, why should it wait all that time before working?

    The Unpleasantness At The Belladonna Club

  • Maybe the old boy had heard something about Alex and was going to spill the beans to the Serrocolds. '

    Twin Moons

  • I had personally asked a fair number of Ivan's friends and business people to turn up at Park Crescent even if they couldn't face the crematorium but, in the event, the old boy drew a full house at Cockfosters, an eloquent and moving tribute to a good man.

    To The Hilt


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