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gumshoe

(ˈgəmˈʃu)
n. a policeman or a detective. (Underworld. Also a term of address. So named for wearing silent, gum-rubber soles.) Has that gumshoe been around asking questions again?
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Maybe, then, we ought to do a little investigating of our own, an examination of the gumshoe conscience.
Maybe she is right - although this would be a tough case for Columbo, never mind a trainee gumshoe, to crack.
Three gumshoes from these schools will compete in a live version of the show to be held at Underground Atlanta on Halloween.
Rockapella and Carmen have become favorites of children all over the nation, and we knew that Atlanta kids would jump at the chance to be a gumshoe and see Rockapella live while helping raise money for seriously ill children and public television," said J.
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Shellfish never smelled so good to the gumshoes at Parker Center.
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For months, the women had shadowed Hizzoner like anxious gumshoes in a Raymond Chandler novel.