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INSPECTOR. The name given to certain officers whose duties are to examine and inspect things over which they have jurisdiction; as, inspector of bark , one who is by law authorized to examine bark for exportation, and to approve or disapprove of its quality. Inspectors of customs are officers appointed by the general government: as to their duties, see Story's L. U. S. vol. 1, 590, 605, 609, 610, 612, 619, 621, 623, 650; ii. 1490, 1516; iii. 1650, 1790.

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We shall need," he said suddenly to his Inspector, "about ten couple.
The Inspector, who was not yet twenty-five, signified his assent in the usual manner, while Abu Hussein barked at the vast desert moon.
Let us visit them," said the inspector with an air of fatigue.
Take all needful precautions," replied the inspector.
This was so obviously the right thing to say for an officer of Chief Inspector Heat's reputation that it was perfectly delightful.
Furthermore, Chief Inspector Heat was conscious of not having mended matters by allowing himself to express a conviction.
Remy, the secretary, had foreseen the order and called the inspector at once.
I could have done it easily, but that fool of an inspector over there held me.
The inspector looked surprised and a little shocked.
said Mr Inspector, with an attentive ear; 'where did you pick him up?
When he was over here before," the inspector asked, "do you know what his business was then?
The latter was Colonel Ross, the well-known sportsman; the other, Inspector Gregory, a man who was rapidly making his name in the English detective service.