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assailant
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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someone who attacks
  • Peterson had rushed forward to protect the stranger from his assailants; but the man, shocked at having broken the window, and seeing an official-looking person in uniform rushing towards him, dropped his goose, took to his heels, and vanished amid the labyrinth of small streets which lie at the back of Tottenham Court Road.
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (8% in)

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