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Rogues' gallery

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rogues' gallery a collection of portraits of rogues or criminals, for the use of the police authorities.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rogues' gallery a collection of photographs of criminals kept at police headquarters
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. rogue, proud; either from Bret. rok, proud, or acc. to Diez, from Ice. hrók-r, proud.

Usage

In literature:

Her picture, of course, is already in the Rogues' Gallery, but they will take another.
"Within the Law" by Marvin Dana
Given the wrong environment, I should now have my picture in the Rogues' Gallery.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
Anderson seemed to run through a mental rogues gallery of other criminals named Elizabeth Allen that he had known.
"The Bat" by Avery Hopwood
Go through a "rogues' gallery" and observe what the faces of the most hardened villains have in common.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. July, 1863, No. LXIX." by Various
He does not recognize any of the Rogues Gallery portraits as that of the man from whom he received the goods.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
He was a coarse-featured man with a face that would have fitted admirably in any rogues' gallery in the land.
"Branded" by Francis Lynde
A small, slightly built man was bent over a table and scrutinizing a Rogues' Gallery of photographs in a large album.
"One Wonderful Night" by Louis Tracy
I think your face is in the rogues' gallery, too, if you want to know!
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
In the meantime another officer had been looking up Nick Smithers' picture in the rogues' gallery.
"From Farm to Fortune" by Horatio Alger Jr.
We'll make this Exhibit A in our Rogues' Gallery.
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson
When, with a beating heart, I returned to my dear Rogues' Gallery, all was change and dispersion.
"An Anarchist Woman" by Hutchins Hapgood
They'll hang in that rogues' gallery yet.
"Our Next-Door Neighbors" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
Maybe there is another picture of you in the Rogues Gallery!
"The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan" by Lizette M. Edholm
Ain't he just fit for the Rogues' Gallery, an' nowhere else?
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 26, July 1880." by Various
See Rogues' Gallery for portrait.
"Cleek of Scotland Yard" by Thomas W. Hanshew
Well, then, they'll have your picture in the rogues' gallery, won't they, along with the rest of us?
"Within Prison Walls" by Thomas Mott Osborne
They have a rogues' gallery there that would surprise you.
"The Boy Scouts of Bob's Hill" by Charles Pierce Burton
I have served two years in the penitentiary; my face adorns the rogues' gallery.
"Out of a Labyrinth" by Lawrence L. Lynch
I've brought some pictures from the Rogues Gallery that I want you to try to identify.
"The Deserted Yacht" by Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
I just asked him to have a drink when he said he didn't drink with strangers and hinted I had my picture in the rogues' gallery.
"Under Cover" by Roi Cooper Megrue
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In news:

A Furry- Footed Fish and Other Gallery Rogues.
Murderers, moonshiners, swindlers lead rogues gallery of SW Florida crooks.
The cinch belt and T-shirt are from Rogues Gallery.
The Rogues Gallery's Inaugural Showcase: Black Friday with the Rogues.
Bond villains, a rogues' gallery.
Rogues' gallery: Five celebrities' kids who got totally out of control.
Michael Gross Gets Lots of Dirty Looks But Little Buzz for Rogues' Gallery.
"It was an exercise in sucking up hostility, being called names, being hung up on," author Michael Gross said of Rogues' Gallery, his unauthorized and rather provocative history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Rogues Gallery printed cotton T-shirt, $58 at Barneys New York.
Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery Band.
The witty stylings at Paul Smith in Los Angeles and the rugged designs at Rogues Gallery in Portland, Maine.
The Unauthorized Practice Rogues' Gallery.
Running down the GOP's rogues' gallery of potential presidential candidates.
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In science:

Figure 22: Rogues gallery of individual bead histograms.
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation
The accomplishments of the VLA were summarized at a recent symposium (Hibbard, Rupen, & van Gorkom, 2001), and a valuable legacy of that meeting was the creation of the HI Rogue’s Gallery website of colliding galaxy HI maps by J.
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
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