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608. Spying

  1. Birch, Harvey a double spy, secretly in the employ of George Washington. [Am. Lit.: Cooper The Spy ]
  2. Bond, James Agent 007: super spy, super hero. [Br. Lit.: Herman, 27]
  3. C.I.A. (Central Intelligence Agency) U.S. intelligence agency. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 492]
  4. Cheka early Soviet secret police charged with guarding against counterrevolutionary activity. [Russ. Hist.: Benét, 190]
  5. Cly, Roger old servant of Darnay; became a spy. [Br. Lit.: A Tale of Two Cities ]
  6. Hannay, Richard opponent of foreign evil. [Br. Lit.: The Thirty-Nine Steps in Herman, 3839]
  7. Hushai the Archite sent by David to inveigle Absaloms confidence. [O.T.: II Samuel 15:34]
  8. KGB the Committee of State Security, USSR agency (begun 1954) with responsibility for espionage and counterespionage. [EB, V ; 780]
  9. Kuryakin, Illya taciturn, blond partner of Solo from U.N.C.L.E. [TV: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in Terrace, II, 60]
  10. Leamas British Secret Service agent torn between duty and the desire to give up espionage. [Br. Lit.: Le Carré The Spy Who Came In from the Cold in Weiss, 440]
  11. Mata Hari (18761917) courtesan executed by French for German espionage (1917). [Ger. Hist.: EB, VI: 683]
  12. Muir, Lieutenant Davy garrison quartermaster discovered to be French spy. [Am. Lit.: Magill I, 715717]
  13. NKVD Peoples Commisariat of Internal Affairs, USSR police agency (19341943) that carried out purges of the 1930s. [EB, VII: 366]
  14. OGPU secret police agency, successor to the Cheka. [Russ. Hist.: Benét, 190]
  15. Palmer, Harry anti-hero of The Iperess File. [Am. Cinema: Herman, 2829]
  16. Polonius spies on Hamlet and Gertrude. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Hamlet ]
  17. Secret Agent, The Conrads novel of the intrigues of a foreign secret agent (1907). [Br. Lit.: Magill III, 949951]
  18. Smersh acronym for Smert Shpionam (Death to Spies), a section of the KGB. [EB, IX: 283]
  19. Smiley, George British Secret Service hero. [Br. Lit.: Le Cane in Drabble, 558]
  20. Solo, Napoleon suave and debonair agent for U.N.C.L.E. [TV: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in Terrace, II, 60]