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arch rogue

obsolete The leader of a male band of thieves or gypsies. While one should be wary of the traveling group, the arch rogue who orchestrates them is especially dangerous.
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rogues' gallery

1. old-fashioned A collection of photographs of known criminals and suspects kept and used by police to identify people taken into custody. The constable recognized the shady character from the rogues' gallery back at the station.
2. By extension, any collection of unsavory, unpleasant, or undesirable people or things. Often used humorously or ironically. The film is a veritable rogues' gallery of bad cinema—bad direction, bad acting, bad cinematography, bad everything. The new studio calls is something of a rogues' gallery of developers that used to work for the biggest video game publishers in the industry.
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rogues' gallery

A police collection of pictures of criminals and suspects kept for identification purposes. For example, The detective went through the entire rogues' gallery but couldn't find a match with the suspect . [Mid-1800s]
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a ˌrogues’ ˈgallery

(informal, humorous) a collection of photographs of criminals: Have you seen these photos of the new teachers? What a rogues’ gallery!
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rogues gallery

Collection of “head shot” photographs. A rogues gallery is a compilation of “mug shot” photos of actual and suspected criminals maintained by police departments for purposes of identification. The practice began in the mid-19th century with the development of photography. By extension, any collection of head-and-shoulder photos, such as college fraternity composites and academic yearbooks, is jokingly referred to as rogues galleries.
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Rogue now ranks as the 27th largest craft brewer nationwide, producing 105,000 barrels in 2013, and operates brewpubs in Oregon, Washington and California, together with a scattering of ale houses and beer-centric B&Bs.
The FDA and others have taken steps to educate consumers about the dangers of buying prescription drugs from rogue Internet pharmacies.
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Now all villagers will display stickers on their doors or windows, warning rogues to steer clear, in a joint initiative by Warwickshire County Council's Trading Standards team and Warwickshire Police.
To encourage unsuspecting users to install their rogue software, cybercriminals place website ads that prey on users' fears of security threats.
But occasionally, a trustee pursues a path other than serving for the greater good, and sometimes that trustee becomes a challenge, a rogue, who runs roughshod over the norms and standards expected of community leaders.
Two of the most common and dangerous threats come from the proliferation of wireless networking in the form of rogue access points and rogue peers.
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The entire and enthusiastically recommended Rogue Trooper series is characterized by imagination, superb storytelling, detailed artwork, and the kind of entertaining engagement that grips and keeps the reader total attention from first page to last.
Congress to block the Chinese bid for Unocal last summer has also increased the risk that China will turn to rogue states such as Iran, the Sudan, and Venezuela in a search for energy supplies.
It was not a rogue thief, but a contract through the guild that caused a thief to steal everything Brendell had sent to his father, money, mementos, everything.