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legal beagle

An especially clever, aggressive, or skillful attorney. I might be considered something of a legal beagle now, but I had to work for years to get enough experience to build my reputation.
See also: beagle, legal


and legal-eagle (ˈliglæˈbiglæ and ˈliglæˈiglæ)
n. a lawyer. I’ve got a legal-beagle who can get me out of this scrape.
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These beagles will finally have the life they should have always known: love, treats and snuggles.
Save the Harlan Beagles is a campaign group set up to stop the breeding of beagles for scientific experiments where the pups are taken from their mums and caged in laboratories.
When their noses are enthralled with something, beagles go deaf.
AsKed what the beagle hunt meant, he said: "It's about being out together, watching a fine pound of beagles together and enjoying the camaraderie with friends.
Hunt said fewer people are training beagles for field trials, which are sanctioned by the AKC.
About a foot tall, with floppy ears and a sweet disposition, he's a member of the Beagle Brigade, a team of dogs and handlers charged with patrolling airports to protect the multibillion-dollar U.
In a recently published essay, Beagles and co-author Dave Beech broadsided the tendency of cultural studies to recast the consumption of popular culture as a radical activity.
The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) said it took the beagles from kennels near Wye College on Thursday night because the Government had failed to ban hunting.
School bursar Andrew Wynn said: "It would seem the beagles were left unattended at the college for 36 hours.
Among the "who's" Beagle services are ABC Carpet & Home, Bed Bath & Beyond, Blooming-dale's and most of the Federated Stores, Carson Pirie Scott, Carter Hawley Hale, Dayton Hudson Corp.
Royal Canin, the global leader in nutrition designed specifically for the needs of pure breed dogs and pedigreed cats, has added two new formulas to its Breed Health Nutrition line: Beagle and West Highland White Terrier.
Dogs Trust Merseyside, based in Huyton, took in eight beagles over the past few months and staff said enquiries about the breed have gone up 10% in the past year.
But James Swanbury, joint master of the Colne Valley Beagles, said: "It is an historic event and the two PACKs are co-operating very closely without actually merging.
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