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culprit
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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someone responsible for a wrongdoing — especially a criminal; or something that caused a problem
  • His face pulled down on the left side, as if a pulley had been attached to his lower teeth, and his left hand was only a mite bigger than Bailey's, but on the second mistake or on the third hesitation his big overgrown right hand would catch one of us behind the collar, and in the same moment would thrust the culprit toward the dull red heater, which throbbed like a devil's toothache.
    p. 10.6
culprit = someone responsible for a wrongdoing
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