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Definitionsomeone responsible for a wrongdoing — especially a criminal
- Mr. Earnshaw snatched up the culprit directly and conveyed him to his chamber; where, doubtless, he administered a rough remedy to cool the fit of passion, for he appeared red and breathless.Chapter 7 (59% in)
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