Scotland Yard


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Scotland Yard

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the headquarters of the police force of metropolitan London, controlled directly by the British Home Office and hence having certain national responsibilities. Official name: New Scotland Yard

Scot′land Yard′


n.
1. a street in London, England: formerly the site of the London police headquarters, which were removed in 1890 to a Thames embankment (New Scotland Yard).
2. the London police, esp. the branch engaged in crime detection.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.Scotland Yard - the detective department of the metropolitan police force of LondonScotland Yard - the detective department of the metropolitan police force of London
constabulary, police, police force, law - the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"
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You had better place two of your station police in charge while you telephone to Scotland Yard.
You had better give orders for us to be shunted down on to a siding just as we are," the doctor continued, "and send one of your men to telephone to Scotland Yard.
Your connection with Scotland Yard ended, I believe, some time ago.
Seems they've got a long dispatch from Scotland Yard about a missing man who is supposed to be in this part of the world.
I should not be surprised," he added, dropping his voice a little for the benefit of the servants, "to find that Scotland Yard needed him on their own account.
Raffles wished him good-morning, as well he might; for he had been upstairs to wash his face and hands; and in the prize-fighter's great hat and fur coat he might have marched round Scotland Yard itself, in spite of his having the gold brick from Sacramento in one pocket, the silver statuette of Maguire in the other, and round his waist the jewelled belt presented to that worthy by the State of Nevada.
I think the appearance of the two Scotland Yard men was rather a shock--especially to John, though of course after the verdict, he had realized that it was only a matter of time.
Through our lines, through Boulogne, across the Channel, through Dover Station, out of Charing-Cross, through our own men and the best that Scotland Yard could do for us.
I have the honour to remain, dear sir, your obedient servant, RICHARD CUFF (late sergeant in the Detective Force, Scotland Yard, London).
Gregson, of Scotland Yard, are both engaged upon the case, and it is confidently anticipated that these well-known officers will speedily throw light upon the matter.
The conduct of the criminal investigation has been left in the experienced hands of Inspector Lestrade, of Scotland Yard, who is following up the clues with his accustomed energy and sagacity.
I think we should call at Scotland Yard for Inspector Gregson, and go straight out to Beckenham.