hue and cry


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hue and cry

the making of an outcry. In early English law, if the locals did not make an outcry and pursue and catch a felon or robber within forty days, they were made liable to the victim.

HUE AND CRY, Eng. law. A mode of pursuing felons, or such as have dangerously wounded any person, or assaulted any one with intent to rob him, by the constable, for the purpose of arresting the offender. 2 Hale, P. C. 100.

References in classic literature ?
Of her nothing ever came to light, and yet the hue and cry that was raised all over the world would have found her out if she had been in existence anywhere on the face of the waters.
Not that I really care what happens to me now that that woman knows I'm in the land of the living; she'll let it out, to a dead certainty, and at the best there'll be a hue and cry, which is the very thing I have escaped all these years.
If the fellow did not want the hue and cry raised over him, one would imagine that he would have returned and remained at the hotel as an inoffensive tourist.
Go West, Hue and Cry and The Christians play the Philharmonic Hall tonight at 7.
They are also joined by Hue and Cry, of Labour of Love fame, and The Christians, best known for Harvest For The World.
While comedy and theatre dominates Edinburgh, music also plays a part and Pat and Greg Kane are making a Hue and Cry about it.
Do we have to make a hue and cry in the newspaper before each site is unblocked?
A SPECIAL free concert by Hue and Cry will be hosted at House of Fraser, Gateshead MetroCentre, from 7pm on Tuesday in the unique setting of its first-floor restaurant.
THE feuding brothers of pop, Hue and Cry, are back on the road - and this time time it's a Labour of Love.
Given the astounding size of these losses, you would think that there would be more hue and cry both inside the business community and among the general public.
Among other things, Goldschmid predicts that the current hue and cry over The Sarbanes-Oxley Act will fade, as has the uproar over previous rules like Regulation FD.
I have, for example, followed with interest the hue and cry surrounding the decision of a large museum to eliminate its film and video program.