Turpin



Ben, 1874–1940, U.S. silent-film comedian.
Richard (“Dick”) 1706–39, English highwayman.
Contemporary Examples

“I think there are probably more victims out there,” said Turpin.
Los Angeles Police Pin Old Murders of Three Women on Dead Serial Killer Christine Pelisek August 2, 2012

“We found out he was in custody and shortly after that there was evidence he died in Florida,” said Turpin.
Los Angeles Police Pin Old Murders of Three Women on Dead Serial Killer Christine Pelisek August 2, 2012

Turpin did some record-checking and tracked Hubbard down in Florida.
Los Angeles Police Pin Old Murders of Three Women on Dead Serial Killer Christine Pelisek August 2, 2012

Historical Examples

The finest passage is that relating Turpin’s ride to York, which is a marvel of descriptive writing.
Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth

Then from a little hill Turpin the Archbishop spoke to them.
The Book of Romance Various

“You have had a narrow escape, by Jove,” said Turpin, who had been thunderstruck with the whole proceeding.
Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth

I will fight beside you,’ he said to Turpin, ‘and till I am dead I will never leave you.
The Book of Romance Various

The village postmaster happened to have been the schoolmaster who had taught Turpin to write.
The Great North Road: York to Edinburgh Charles G. Harper

But if ever I meet with Turpin I shall bear you in mind—he—he!
Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth

“That’s exactly what I wish to know, my dear fellow,” said Turpin, eagerly.
Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth

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Dick. 1706–39, English highwayman

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