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371. Informer

  1. Battus revealed theft by Mercury; turned to touchstone. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 47]
  2. Cenci, Count Francesco old libertine ravishes his daughter Beatrice. [Br. Lit.: Shelley The Cenci ; Magill I, 131]
  3. Chambers, Whittaker (19011961) chief witness in perjury trial of Alger Hiss (1949). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 501]
  4. Dean, John W., III (1938 ) chief witness and informer against Nixon in the Watergate hearings. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2939]
  5. Judas Iscariot led armed band to Gethsemane and showed them which one was Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 26:4650; Mark 14:4245; Luke 22:4748; John 18:18]
  6. Morgan le Fay reveals Lancelot and Guineveres affair to Arthur. [Arthurian Legend: Harvey, 559]
  7. Nolan, Gypo betrays friend to police for subsistence money. [Irish Lit.: The Informer ]
  8. Peachum, Mr. informer and fence for stolen goods. [Br. Lit.: The Beggars Opera ]
  9. Teresa, Vincent wrote a book in which he revealed inner workings of the Mafia. [Am. Lit.: My Life in the Mafia ]
  10. Valachi, Joe (19031971) New York gangster who revealed the inner operations of the Mafia. [Am. Hist.: Facts (1971), 436]

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