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a piece of information useful in a search

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a subtle pointing out

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a slight indication

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evidence that helps to solve a problem

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roll into a ball

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"It does give a clue. Whoever wrote that note was the man who brought William Kirwan out of his bed at that hour.
As long as this man has no idea that anyone can have a clue there is some chance of securing him; but if he had the slightest suspicion, he would change his name, and vanish in an instant among the four million inhabitants of this great city.
One clue might lead us far, With but a spark of hope to guide our quest.
Mind you, I speak as one who comes a stranger To this report, no less than to the crime; For how unaided could I track it far Without a clue? Which lacking (for too late Was I enrolled a citizen of Thebes) This proclamation I address to all:-- Thebans, if any knows the man by whom Laius, son of Labdacus, was slain, I summon him to make clean shrift to me.
I tried to get him to talk about the past few days, for any clue to his thoughts would be of immense help to me, but he would not rise.
There may be a clue after all, if we can find why today his paroxysms came on at high noon and at sunset.
"There is nothing to be learned from that rhyme," said Sancho, "unless by that clue there's in it, one may draw out the ball of the whole matter."
"I thought your worship spoke of a clue in it," said Sancho.
"It's quite on the cards, sir," he said, "that you have put the clue into our hands."
Franklin, "that HE had put the clue into your hands?"
Her life with Stephen could have no sacredness; she must forever sink and wander vaguely, driven by uncertain impulse; for she had let go the clue of life,--that clue which once in the far-off years her young need had clutched so strongly.
Glaring headlines, sandwiched biographies of every member of the household, subtle innuendoes, the usual familiar tag about the police having a clue. Nothing was spared us.
A significant illustration of the fact, again and again repeated in this book, that the skeleton of the whale furnishes but little clue to the shape of his fully invested body.
Louis to help you find out what the clues mean, and where they lead to, and then--"
He has only to put her through an unconscious examination by getting her to read and mark a few of his favourite authors, and he is thus in possession of the master clues of her character.