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b lo ter

  • n  absorbent paper used to dry ink
  • n  the daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station

  • It's rarely a shock when a star's personal demons rear up in the form of a police blotter.
  • Rumors persist that legal acronyms spawned the obscenity in question ("Fornication Under Consent of the King" or the Irish police-blotter inscription "booked For Unlawful Carnal .
  • The ranks of recent years' rich lists read like a police blotter.
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  • Jerry Reese in Allentown Morning Call
    You can't absolutely kill a guy because he went out after a party and had a beer,Reese said, "but if a guy's got a [long police blotter of incidents], a list of character flaws, you have to take that stuff into consideration."
  • Mike Bouchard in Royal Oak Daily Tribune
    As offenders get smarter, so must we, and 'Police Blotter On Demand' helps us use the latest technology to stay ahead of the curve,Bouchard said.

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