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 Teazle (Sir Peter).Teeth. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Teck (A).
 
A detective. Every suspicious man is a “teck” in the eyes of a thief. Of course, the word is a contraction of [de]tec[tive].   1
 


 Teazle (Sir Peter).Teeth. 

 
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