rogues' gallery


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rogues' gallery

(rōgz)
n.
A collection of pictures of known and suspected criminals maintained in police files and used for making identifications.

rogues' gallery

n
1. (Law) a collection of photographs of known criminals kept by the police for identification purposes
2. a group of undesirable people

rogues'′ gal′lery


n.
a collection of portraits of criminals and suspects maintained by the police for identification.
[1855–60]
References in classic literature ?
Probably his finger-prints are in the Rogues' Gallery, and he is better known to the police as Jack the Blood, or something, but he hasn't shown that side of him yet.
Reader, if you had come to spend the night in the lonely castle of a perfect stranger with a shifty eye and a rogues' gallery smile, and on retiring to your room had found the door kick-proof and the window barred, and if, immediately after your discovery of these phenomena, a white-faced young lady had plunged in upon you and urged you to immediate flight, wouldn't that jar you?
Then I got to go to a picture garage an' get my mug taken for the Niles Electric rogues' gallery.
Crimestoppers yesterday named him in a rogues' gallery of the UK's eight most wanted suspects thought to be hiding in Holland.
2) As it happened: Kirklees Council planning meeting Joanne Douglas reported live from the Kirklees Council Planning Sub Committee (Huddersfield Area) from 1pm this afternoon, take a look back through her updates 3) A rum bunch: British Transport Police historians release rogues' gallery of early 20th century criminals A rogues' gallery of some of the country''s most notorious petty thieves has shed light on the criminal activity across Britain''s rail network in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
I'm now happy to join the rogues' gallery with the surgeon who produced the bestknown Nessie image.
NE'ER DO WELLS From left, an 18-year-old housebreaker, a 26-year-old who stole leather, and a 56-year-old and 13-year-old who stole clothes MUGSHOTS Graham Thompson, reservations team leader at The Ware Rooms, with the bar's rogues' gallery
Three of the alleged offenders were picked up by officers within 24 hours of the rogues' gallery going live last Thursday.
uk/news/ caught-on-camera to help police identify more images from our rogues' gallery.
The images are featured in the latest rogues' gallery released by police.
As Scott tries to get closer to Ramona, he finds he must face an increasingly vicious rogues' gallery from her past, including infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins.
Thanks for running a photo of the jacket of Rogues' Gallery, my history of the men and women behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with your recent article ["Met Expectations," by David Wallace-Wells, Washington Monthly, March/April 2010] on Calvin Tomkins's forty-year-old book on the institution.