Shammus - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
n. a police officer or a detective. (Probably from Yiddish.) One thing that a shamus always knows is when another shamus is following him.
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You light the middle candl called the shammus
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from left, Islam Farooq, Sarah Harper, Stefan Jones and Philip Holmes in class; the school in Hallmoor Road, and right, Shammus
Mohammed uses a circus buggy on a circus skills day.