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house detective

n.
A detective employed by a retail store, hotel, or other establishment to prevent theft or misconduct by patrons.

house′ detec`tive


n.
an employee, esp. of a department store or hotel, employed to prevent thefts.
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Noun1.house detective - a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store
private detective, private eye, private investigator, shamus, sherlock, operative, PI - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
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Roles available are: Reece, a businessman age 30 and 70; Jessica, his first wife age 25 and 45; Ruella, his second wife age 45; Julian, his business associate age 45 and 65; Phoebe (Poopay), a sex specialist age 33; and Harold, a house detective age 35 and 55.
The bar was set high from the start with openers House Detective and Coat Hook both showing Regan's more robust leanings while Little Nancy flowed hypnotically.
PEOPLE are being urged to turn house detective to help research and record Berwick's historic buildings.
In the city's conservation unit Steve Corbett insists the Lodge needs a good house detective to confirm its provenance and says he will be delighted to work with English Heritage on the project, with a view to finally getting it listed.
One recent discovery was a 1957 Pyramid paperback--I Was a House Detective, by Dev Collans with Stewart Sterling.
This is the introductory statement to one of Absurd Math's most interesting puzzles, Players are required to use problem-solving skills to find out who lives on the floor while dealing with the house detective and learning about flesh-eating bacteria.
Pilots currently in the works for the 2003-2004 season include three dramas for UPN: Kamelot, a futuristic version of the King Arthur legend, from Miramax Television and Abandon Entertainment; The Edge, following two young FBI detectives and an undercover DEA agent, from 20th Century Fox, and Vegas Dick, about an ex-con man who becomes the house detective at a hip Las Vegas casino, from Original Television and 20th.
Whether a person owns their house, rents it, or lives in an apartment, they can become a house detective and discover the history of the home.
The couple have opened their home to the TV series House Detective and they've discovered that the building was once home to Carol's ancestors.
But she was stopped by a house detective as she left the store.
With the occasional aid of the bumbling house detective, played with some sly affection for the charms of stock characters by David McCallum, this mismatched pair sets about mastering the arts of time travel and killer-catching, as the rapport between them grows from frost across the social divide to sisterly affection.
Belton Wolf recalled how Caen covered him in the early '40s, when he was the house detective at the Mark Hopkins Hotel and also sang in the band there.

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