rogues' gallery

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rogues' gallery

A collection of pictures of known and suspected criminals maintained in police files and used for making identifications.
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rogues' gallery

1. (Law) a collection of photographs of known criminals kept by the police for identification purposes
2. a group of undesirable people
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rogues'′ gal′lery

a collection of portraits of criminals and suspects maintained by the police for identification.
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rogues’ gallery

n (Police inf) → Verbrecheralbum nt; they look like a real rogues’ gallerysie sehen wie Gauner aus
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References in classic literature ?
This was especially the case in churches and ecclesiastical structures generally, in which the gargoyles presented a perfect rogues' gallery of local heretics and controversialists.
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. And I cough up another dollar for the mug.
In a post on her Facebook page, she described the Prime Minister's new top team as a "rogues' gallery of the dishonest, the untrustworthy, the incompetent, and the intolerant."
The suspect was later identified by the boys in the rogues' gallery.
"They were identified through a former rebel in the rogues' gallery of the 39thInfantry Battalion," said Bajao.
Taminaya said an eyewitness pointed out the gunman in a police rogues' gallery.
Poor Palpatine seems to have been overlooked, which is the only flaw in this otherwise entertaining and funny journey through a rogues' gallery from a galaxy far far away.
At the back is a rogues' gallery of other famous pirates, 57 extra things to spot, a glossary, and a guide to pirate language and sayings.
Crimestoppers yesterday named him in a rogues' gallery of the UK's eight most wanted suspects thought to be hiding in Holland.
"I'm now happy to join the rogues' gallery with the surgeon who produced the bestknown Nessie image." The so-called "Surgeon's Photograph" by Dr Robert Wilson, published in 1934, supposedly showed the monster's head and neck.