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sleuths, plural;
  1. Carry out a search or investigation in the manner of a detective
    • - scientists began their genetic sleuthing for honey mushrooms four years ago
  2. Investigate (someone or something)

  1. A detective

  1. a detective who follows a trail
  2. spy: watch, observe, or inquire secretly
  3. (sleuthing) detection: a police investigation to determine the perpetrator; "detection is hard on the feet"
  4. Sleuth is the 1972 film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play of the same title by British playwright Anthony Shaffer. The screenplay was adapted by Shaffer. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the film stars Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine.
  5. Sleuth is a text-based "whodunit" computer-game created by Eric N. Miller of Norland Software. It was first released in 1983. When the game starts, a murder has just been committed. The object of the game is to solve the murder mystery by examining the house and talking to its occupants. ...
  6. The Mickey Mouse Universe (not an official term used by The Walt Disney Company) is the setting where Mickey Mouse and his supporting cast live.
  7. Sleuth is a 1970 play written by Anthony Shaffer. The play is set in the Wiltshire, England manor house of Andrew Wyke, an immensely successful mystery writer. His home reflects Wyke's obsession with the inventions and deceptions of fiction and his fascination with games and game-playing. ...
  8. Sleuth is a digital cable television network with programming dedicated to the crime and mystery genres. It is owned and operated by NBC Universal and is the fourth latest addition to their line up of digital cable TV channels (after The Weather Channel, Oxygen and Chiller). ...
  9. The Sleuth is a 1925 silent comedy film starring Stan Laurel.
  10. An animal’s trail or track; A sleuth-hound; a bloodhound; A detective; To act as a detective; to try to discover who committed a crime
  11. (sleuthing) The investigation of a crime by a person not officially qualified, such as a policeman; Investigation, in general
  12. (1200): Track or trail. In the late 14th century, Scottish bloodhounds were known as sleuthhounds. Its use as a synonym for detective did not occur until the 1876 in America. While this came from Old Norse, in Old English, this word meant ‘sloth’ or ‘laziness’.
  13. An investigator or detective.
  14. another name for a detective
  15. Detective (Sleep, 65)