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sher·lock

also Sher·lock  (shûr′lŏk′)
n.
A detective.

[After Sherlock Holmes, detective in stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.]

sherlock

(ˈʃɜːˌlɒk)
n
a detective
vb
to investigate (something)
[after Sherlock Holmes, fictional detective]

sher•lock

(ˈʃɜr lɒk)

n. (often cap.)
1. a detective.
2. a person adept at solving mysteries, esp. by using insight and logical deduction.
[1900–05; after Sherlock Holmes, fictitious detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle]
Sher•lock′i•an, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sherlock - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect informationsherlock - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
detective - an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
hotel detective, house detective, house dick - a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store
inquiry agent - a private detective
store detective - a private detective employed by a merchant to stop pilferage
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Even the heterogeneity and perseverance of my fellow Sherlockians didn't prepare me for the most compelling item in the museum, however: a simple cork bulletin board where visitors had posted handwritten personal messages and drawings for the Great Detective by the dozens, layers deep, in many different languages.
Sherlockians would bemoan as to why a genius like Sherlock Holmes would prefer to stay with a nitwit like Bruce's Watson.
Leaving Interlaken, the Sherlockians made haste to Lake Gelmer on board the Ballenberg steam train.
This came as news to the Sherlockians, and I was invited to speak to the Sydney chapter of the Sherlock Holmes Society about the discovery.