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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a spy chief (also a spymaster)
▪ Britain's first woman spy chief
▪ John Le Carre 's fictional spy master George Smiley
air chief marshal
chief constable
chief executive officer
Chief Executive
chief inspector
chief justice
chief of staff
▪ the White House chief of staff
Chief Rabbi
chief superintendent
commander in chief
▪ The Queen is Commander in Chief of the British armed forces.
fire chief
main/chief/central etc preoccupation
▪ Their main preoccupation was how to feed their families.
sb's main/chief competitor
▪ The company's main competitor is Vodaphone.
sb's main/chief opponent
▪ Who was her main opponent for the presidential nomination?
sb's main/chief rival
▪ Who is the champion's main rival?
sb's primary/chief/principal concern
▪ The president said his primary concern was the welfare of the American people.
the main/chief opponent
▪ one of the new law's main opponents
the main/chief/principal guest
▪ The Prime Minister was one of the main guests at the event.
the prime/chief/main suspect
▪ She didn’t realise he was the prime suspect in a murder case.
▪ In due course the numbers will be drastically reduced by natural mortalities, disease and predators being the chief causes.
▪ Criminologists have long argued that one of the chief causes of crime is fear of crime.
▪ By then, of course, the hostages had become the chief cause.
▪ In women aged 65 and older, spasms are one of the chief causes of loss of bladder control.
▪ With Reagan, they had been the chief cause all along.
▪ Neighbourliness among the poor suffered greatly during the inter-war years, when unemployment rather than low wages became the chief cause of poverty.
▪ The prioress seemed to regard my master as her chief concern.
▪ Health care is probably the chief concern on the road.
▪ According to one such report Richard's chief concern in the autumn of 1178 was with his southern frontier.
▪ Dole, by contrast, did best among voters who listed the federal deficit as their chief concern.
▪ Their chief concern is that their status as skilled specialists should be recognised and respected.
▪ The liquidity problem remained the chief concern, said Saurabh Dani of Dani&038;.
▪ Last year, with her sisters now undergraduates, 17-year-old Clare was our chief concern.
▪ My own chief concern is with myth as a living whole.
▪ They included the chief constable, chief probation officer, and the chief crown prosecutor.
▪ The chief constable is responsible for the direction and control of the force.
▪ There are moves to have the chief constables of the new forces appointed directly by the Home Secretary instead of local police authorities.
▪ The minister may also call for the retirement of a chief constable.
▪ Leslie Sharp, Strathclyde's chief constable, last year won an extra £4.7 million to put another 155 officers on patrol.
▪ It is virtually impossible for a Police Authority to obtain a report from a chief constable contrary to his wishes.
▪ The county's chief constable, who heads a national committee on crime, says he hasn't the resources to cope.
▪ Local worthies rarely challenged the rectitude of the chief constable.
▪ The selloff could begin this fall and continue into 1997, said Chuck Lambert, chief economist for the association.
▪ Stiglitz left this week to become chief economist at the World Bank.
▪ We got out at Pendre and Graham and the chief engineer gave us very detailed guided tours showing the extent of operations.
▪ So Rudd was appointed team manager and chief engineer for the season.
▪ To reassure the public, Mulholland and his chief engineer rode out to the site on March 12 for an inspection.
▪ He wanted to be chief engineer of Aston Martin.
▪ Joseph King was head of the Midvale machine shop under Taylor, who by now was chief engineer in all but title.
▪ The Ariadne's chief engineer, Lieutenant McCafferty, rarely ventured near his own domain.
▪ But Robert Brown, Bombardier's chief executive, told analysts yesterday the SkyWest deal involved no government subsidies.
▪ B to become chief executive of Cognizant.
▪ In each case the idea was generated internally and driven by a dynamic chief executive.
▪ Mr Weissman will become chairman and chief executive of Cognizant.
▪ Williams Holdings, the industrial holding company, was weaker after the company confirmed Brian McGowan is to resign as chief executive.
▪ To a large extent, initiative in policy formation is centered in the chief executive.
▪ The chief executives said they were having great difficulty coming up with novel products and services.
▪ I think Tomlinson will do a good job and restore credibility as chief inspector.
▪ While he was chief inspector of schools parents could be sure that they had a powerful champion of high standards.
▪ I assume the present senior chief inspector will produce his annual report next year.
▪ His daughter's beauty had never ceased to surprise the chief inspector.
▪ The chief inspector climbed in over the sill, eased down the window and found herself in the hall.
▪ It was typical of his years as chief inspector of schools.
▪ The chief justice of the King's Bench pronounced the verdict.
▪ Overall, Lucas, who retired in April 1996, was a successful chief justice.
▪ Those who refused, including the chief justice, lost their jobs.
▪ Two of the five supreme court judges are white, including the chief justice, Anthony Gubbay.
▪ I was to visit all the chief justices east of the Mississippi.
▪ Ten years later he became its chief justice.
▪ This was the chief justice of the state supreme court!
▪ He was rescued by chief minister Robert Harley, who put him to work as a government spy and propagandist.
▪ When he succeeded to the throne in 1625, Buckingham became his chief minister.
▪ After that, any chief minister daring to build his own political base stood in danger of being turned out.
▪ He was an archbishop, the king's chief minister, but he was also a cardinal of the Roman church.
▪ Sharad Pawar, chief minister of Maharashtra, is by far the strongest Congress state leader.
▪ In response, Kashmir's chief minister, Farooq Abdullah, produced new autonomy proposals.
▪ His chief negotiator, Education Minister Domingo Palermo, has not met with the rebels for days.
▪ The officers should be led by a chief executive assisted by a principal chief officers management team consisting of about six members.
▪ Bob has been a member of the department for a very long time, a chief officer for a very long time.
▪ The chief officer is the Registrar.
▪ Stephany took over when former chief officer David Janssen resigned in February.
▪ Each of these services had a separate department with its own chief officer.
▪ The toughest chief officer, or the group with the most powerful chair, will usually win.
▪ In practice much of the initiation and review of management policy fell to the four full-time members acting with the chief officers.
▪ Below the chief officers the rest of the department's staff will be arranged on the same hierarchical basis.
▪ In fact, they were the chief reasons for watching the programme.
▪ Refining overcapacity and falling profit margins are among the chief reasons, they said.
▪ The software company's propriety was cited as the chief reason for Camelot's initial exclusion from the final bidding round.
▪ Without doubt the chief reason for this is the eastern influence on the Byzantine Empire.
▪ The chief reason for this was that people were living longer.
▪ The chief reason for this appeared to be D'Amato's obnoxiously entertaining performances on the crystal bucket.
▪ Taylor and his chief rival, Alhaji Kromah, have announced they will run for president.
▪ His chief rival for the nomination, Sen.
▪ He stayed in office for two terms, a record 14 years, longer than did his chief rival, Gen.
▪ Note. -There is a separate procedure under section 86 for dealing with complaints against senior officers above the rank of chief superintendent.
▪ Manciple disappeared and Stephen was questioned by a chief superintendent called Malm.
▪ The chief superintendent was pleased with himself.
▪ Blanche did not like the chief superintendent glowing smugly over her mistake.
▪ The chief superintendent had something else to tell her.
▪ The chief superintendent seemed to revel in the reprimand he issued to her.
the Chief Executive
the Chief Rabbi
the Chief Whip
▪ Advertising provides the radio station's chief form of revenue.
▪ Rehnquist is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
▪ the chief medical officer
▪ Troops have been stationed in the chief fortresses of the country.
▪ He was soon appointed chief engineer of the subsidiary company, Ashmore, Benson, Pease & Co.
▪ Matthew had made his fire plan and cleared it with chief officer of the Wellingham fire brigade.
▪ Mr Caserta led Caserta as president and chief executive.
▪ The chief internal auditor must be assisted by sufficient staff of the right quality and quantity.
▪ The chief policeman went on talking with the Brooks Brothers clerk, seemingly unperturbed by the size and mood of the mob.
▪ The duchess's chief failing seems to me an inability even to spell perjury.
▪ The new chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix, may make a difference.
▪ At the center bottom of the U sat the highest-ranking man in the room, whose title was assistant section chief.
▪ Y., the first municipality to require detectors, said Richard Salzmann, assistant chief of the Kingston fire department.
▪ Yeltsin fired his deputy chief of staff, Alexander I.. Kazakov, on Friday.
▪ They included Erskine B.. Bowles, then deputy chief of staff.
▪ One of the victims was a former deputy chief of defence staff, Sir Kenneth Hayr.
▪ The West Wing job. Deputy chief of staff.
▪ According to the same newspaper, the deputy chief of staff, Moshe Ya'alon, thinks in rather apocalyptic terms.
▪ Michael D.. McGinty, deputy chief of Air Force personnel.
▪ Sir John Day is now a deputy chief of the defence staff.
▪ Soo-Il learned quickly and within several years was named civilian deputy chief, while he was still in his twenties.
▪ Like the vice-president, the chairman of the joint chiefs must keep his advice to the president secret.
▪ On Saturday, the joint chiefs met with Arteaga and formally withdrew support from Bucaram.
▪ The joint chiefs were unwilling to support a treaty at this juncture for strategic reasons.
▪ The other members of the joint chiefs agreed with him that the Indochina conflict was the wrong war in the wrong place.
▪ Acheson said that the joint chiefs of staff preferred the latter course of action.
▪ He brushed aside the views of the joint chiefs of staff, ascribing their opposition to ignorance of the Far East.
▪ He was chairman of the joint chiefs of staff several times, senators, presidents.
▪ Win that, often through a local chief, and you have a block of votes.
▪ The local police chief had scared him off by threatening to arrest him for manslaughter if Annie perished.
▪ This did not necessarily mean that all local party chiefs in the minorities were also lethargic during 1922.
▪ All these schemes begin with a public meeting which local chiefs and members of parliament attend.
▪ Marat Zakhidov, a senior member of parliament, knew all the local chiefs personally.
▪ The Wingti government also claimed that the army's advance was largely unresisted and had been in response to the invitation of local chiefs.
▪ He had been turned away from the door of a local clan chief and needed a place to spend the night.
▪ Gatumba centre harboured small stocks belonging to the local rebel chiefs.
▪ Abdul Khader Salman Khamis as military chief of intelligence to replace Maj.-Gen.
▪ Efforts to reorganize and liberalize the army alienated other military chiefs.
▪ The change was hailed by gay campaigners and accepted-in some cases through gritted teeth-by military chiefs.
▪ Victor Malu, the military chief of staff who is close to Obasanjo, have praised the U.S. aid program.
▪ They issued a joint communiqué calling for continuing contacts between their military chiefs, exercise of restraint and maintaining channels of communication.
▪ He curbed the tribal chiefs and imposed a secular legal code.
▪ But much of it also went into the unbridled and anachronistic opulence of the royal family and the main tribal chiefs.
▪ Among the smaller northern peoples there was no tribal aristocracy, chiefs only being chosen temporarily for specific purposes such as war.
▪ It was largely due to him that I managed to negotiate successfully with government officials and tribal chiefs during the months that followed.
▪ In 1988 Zia was the army chief.
▪ Wahid considered appointing Wirahadikusumah as the new army chief.
▪ Moshe Yaalon, the army chief of intelligence, told a news conference.
▪ Mr Kostunica's main power is in appointing the foreign and defence ministers and the army chief of staff.
▪ Upon taking office, Chavalit, a former army chief, wooed the military to try to shore up his political power.
▪ He recently got a boost when Mr Mubarak replaced a rival, Salah Halabi, as army chief of staff.
▪ Dennis Reimer, the Army chief of staff, who could lose as many as 40, 000 soldiers.
▪ Self also believes it is wrong to assume that bureau chiefs generally control a monopoly.
▪ Benjamin Bradlee, the dashing Washington bureau chief for Newsweek.
▪ Newsweek has a new Washington bureau chief, the first woman ever to serve in that post.
▪ He has been a reporter, Washington correspondent, system editor, state editor and Baltimore County bureau chief.
▪ Because our Hueys had no guns except the machine guns the crew chief and gunner used, they were called slicks.
▪ In other words, they helped the crew chiefs where required, as well as one another.
▪ A boy called Red, the crew chief for this ship, helped me strap in on the right side.
▪ The crew chief showed them the damage under the engine cowling.
▪ Gary DeHart, two-time series champion Terry Labonte's crew chief, also was fined and placed on probation in Daytona.
▪ All three crew chiefs work for Hendrick Motorsports.
▪ The crew chief and gunner were also happy.
▪ One crew chief stayed, dead.
▪ Government chief executives, like their counterparts in the private sector, have overall responsibility for how their organizations perform.
▪ Yet that is what fire chiefs say we should be doing if we want to make our homes safer.
▪ Brown swore in his new fire chief, Bob Demmons, during a ceremony Tuesday morning.
▪ Tot alarm wire alert FIRE chiefs yesterday warned parents to check the cables of baby alarms.
▪ After six months in office, Brown has named minorities to such high-profile spots as police and fire chiefs.
▪ There's no extra cash to pay for the search; fire chiefs are just hoping their alarm call is answered.
▪ The bowling alley fire in a neighboring town that killed five firemen when my father was deputy fire chief.
▪ Higuchi, a deputy fire chief for Los Angeles County since January 1994.
▪ In the wake of the Daily Post revelations, health chiefs have called an urgent meeting to discuss the matter.
▪ Now regional health chiefs have decided against funding the service themselves.
▪ The move, disclosed by health chiefs, is likely to create controversy after the outcry over school league tables.
▪ Meanwhile the Health chiefs say they will carry out the recommendations.
▪ Most health chiefs believe the reforms have gone too far and too fast according to a report published yesterday.
▪ Qiao Shi, the intelligence chief who had abstained in the martial law vote earlier, endorsed an immediate army crackdown.
▪ Pallid and balding, Vladimiro Montesinos, 56, was Fujimori's intelligence chief and right-hand man.
▪ His successor was General Manuel Noriega, his intelligence chief.
▪ Read in studio Police chiefs say an operation to stop an illegal rave party was a great success.
▪ Law enforcement officials have denied knowing of any threats against the police chief before he was ambushed on Feb. 27.
▪ In 1994, New Orleans hired a new police chief to rescue the corrupt, ineffective police department from itself.
▪ The local police chief had scared him off by threatening to arrest him for manslaughter if Annie perished.
▪ He had accused the Minister of the Interior and police chiefs of taking bribes from drug traffickers.
▪ By then Bolcarro was playing ball with Nico, and so Morano, the police chief, surely was as well.
▪ In the tiny northern town of Sugar Hill, the police chief picks one day a month and issues tickets.
▪ If the police chief and mayor had not been at odds in 1992, we may not have had a riot.
▪ The security chief is involved in a court case in which some of his subordinates have been convicted of torture.
▪ More information about what goes on in the community will allow the security chiefs to anticipate potential problems in school.
▪ Alliance leader John Alderdice held emergency talks with the security chief at Stormont on the recent spate of murders and sectarian attacks.
▪ The security chiefs agreed that their efforts at making schools safe still leave students unprotected on their way to and from school.
▪ Only the security chiefs can guess how effective it would be, but large question-marks remain.
▪ But security chiefs in the province intend to keep their men on full alert.
▪ His security chief has now advised him to cancel the events planned at Coroa Vermelha.
▪ Among those tipped to become the new party chief is Mr Wolfgang Berghofer, Dresden's reformist mayor.
▪ The brave became a great chief, and he always took special care of his colt, which became a great horse.
▪ That Jim Barksdale chose the last option and became chief of Netscape is now the stuff of internet folklore.
▪ Ormea for twenty-four, after which he went on to become chief minister to his son and successor.
▪ Bush persuaded him to resign the top foreign policy post and become White House chief of staff, in charge of the campaign.
▪ Andy Card would become White House chief of staff.
▪ Unfortunately, none of his immediate family members saw him become chief.
▪ Soo-Il learned quickly and within several years was named civilian deputy chief, while he was still in his twenties.
▪ Under state law, one of the top three finishers must be named chief.
▪ Meara, a 22-year veteran of the force, topped the examination process and is widely expected to be named chief Friday.
▪ Steven Black was named chief operating officer at Smith Barney, succeeding Dimon.
▪ a Native American tribal chief
▪ He was chief of SAS flight operations in Stockholm.
▪ the police chief
▪ But the then naval chief suspended the prison sentences; the men returned the money and were dismissed from the navy.
▪ But Yeltsin has met with only a handful of people in recent weeks, including Chernomyrdin and chief of staff Anatoly Chubais.
▪ His arms and legs were eaten by the principal chiefs of the nation, and the rest distributed among the people.
▪ Jeremy Boorda, who was chief of naval operations.
▪ That makes him chief of the largest urban forestry program in the nation.
▪ The role of the chief is crucial.
▪ Then the chief insulted him and the pony, saying the animal looked just like a mud pony.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ordinary \Or"di*na*ry\, n.; pl. Ordinaries (-r[i^]z).

  1. (Law)

    1. (Roman Law) An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right, and not by deputation.

    2. (Eng. Law) One who has immediate jurisdiction in matters ecclesiastical; an ecclesiastical judge; also, a deputy of the bishop, or a clergyman appointed to perform divine service for condemned criminals and assist in preparing them for death.

    3. (Am. Law) A judicial officer, having generally the powers of a judge of probate or a surrogate.

  2. The mass; the common run. [Obs.]

    I see no more in you than in the ordinary Of nature's salework.

  3. That which is so common, or continued, as to be considered a settled establishment or institution. [R.]

    Spain had no other wars save those which were grown into an ordinary.

  4. Anything which is in ordinary or common use.

    Water buckets, wagons, cart wheels, plow socks, and other ordinaries.
    --Sir W. Scott.

  5. A dining room or eating house where a meal is prepared for all comers, at a fixed price for the meal, in distinction from one where each dish is separately charged; a table d'h[^o]te; hence, also, the meal furnished at such a dining room.

    All the odd words they have picked up in a coffeehouse, or a gaming ordinary, are produced as flowers of style.

    He exacted a tribute for licenses to hawkers and peddlers and to ordinaries.

  6. (Her.) A charge or bearing of simple form, one of nine or ten which are in constant use. The bend, chevron, chief, cross, fesse, pale, and saltire are uniformly admitted as ordinaries. Some authorities include bar, bend sinister, pile, and others. See Subordinary. In ordinary.

    1. In actual and constant service; statedly attending and serving; as, a physician or chaplain in ordinary. An ambassador in ordinary is one constantly resident at a foreign court.

    2. (Naut.) Out of commission and laid up; -- said of a naval vessel.

      Ordinary of the Mass (R. C. Ch.), the part of the Mass which is the same every day; -- called also the canon of the Mass.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "highest in rank or power; most important or prominent; supreme, best," from Old French chief "chief, principal, first" (10c., Modern French chef), from Vulgar Latin *capum (also source of Spanish and Portuguese cabo, Italian capo, Provençal cap), from Latin caput "head," also "leader, guide, chief person; summit; capital city" (see capitulum).


c.1300, "head, leader, captain; the principal or most important part of anything;" from Old French chief "leader, ruler, head" of something, "capital city" (10c., Modern French chef), from Vulgar Latin *capum, from Latin caput "head," also "leader, chief person; summit; capital city" (see capitulum). Meaning "head of a clan" is from 1570s; later extended to American Indian tribes. Commander-in-chief attested from 1660s.


a. primary; principal. n. 1 (senseid en leader of group etc)A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc. (from 13th c.) 2 (context heraldiccharge English) The top part of a shield or escutcheon. (from 15th c.) 3 (senseid en head of an organization)A head officer in a department, organization etc.; a boss. (from 17th c.) 4 An informal address to an equal.

  1. n. a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation" [syn: head, top dog]

  2. a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman" [syn: foreman, gaffer, honcho, boss]


adj. most important element; "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets" [syn: chief(a), main(a), primary(a), principal(a)]


Chief may refer to:

Chief (comics)

The Chief, real name Niles Caulder, Ph.D., is a fictional character from DC Comics and the leader of the Doom Patrol.

Chief (train)

The Chief was one of the named passenger trains of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Its route ran from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. The Chief was inaugurated as an all- Pullman limited train to supplement the road's California Limited, with a surcharge of USD $10.00 for an end-to-end trip. The heavyweight began its first run from both ends of the line, simultaneously, on November 14, 1926, scheduled 63 hours each way between Chicago and Los Angeles, five hours faster than the California Limited. (The Overland Limited, Los Angeles Limited and Golden State Limited began their extra-fare 63-hour schedules between Chicago and California the same day.)

The Chief was a success, dubbed "Extra Fast-Extra Fine-Extra Fare" though it failed to relieve traffic on the California Limited. The Chief became famous as a "rolling boudoir" for film stars and Hollywood executives. In 1954 the Chief reduced its schedule to equal its cousins, the Super Chief and El Capitan, and would ultimately drop the extra fare requirement as well.

The Chief would have been the "crown jewel" of most railroads' passenger fleets. But it did not survive the national decline in passenger demand and its last run was on May 15, 1968.

Chief (heraldry)

In heraldic blazon, a chief is a charge on a coat of arms that takes the form of a band running horizontally across the top edge of the shield. Writers disagree in how much of the shield's surface is to be covered by the chief, ranging from one-fourth to one-third. The former is more likely if the chief is uncharged, that is, if it does not have other objects placed on it. If charged, the chief is typically wider to allow room for the objects drawn there.

The chief is one of the ordinaries in heraldry, along with the bend, chevron, fess, and pale. There are several other ordinaries and sub-ordinaries.

Chief (album)

Chief is the third studio album by American country music artist Eric Church. It was released on July 26, 2011, via EMI Nashville. The album produced five singles, including the first two number one singles of his career on the Hot Country Songs chart: "Drink in My Hand" and "Springsteen", two additional top tens on the country chart: "Creepin'" and "Like Jesus Does", as well as the top 20 country hit "Homeboy". On June 20, 2012, Chief was certified Platinum by the RIAA for having shipped 1,000,000 records. As of July 2015, the album has sold 1,860,000 copies in the United States.

The album received a nomination for Best Country Album at the 54th Grammy Awards.

Chief (band)

Chief is a four-person band from Santa Monica, California, stationed in Los Angeles, California. Chief has released three singles entitled "Mighty Proud," "Breaking Walls", and "Night And Day," as well as an EP called "The Castle Is Gone" and their debut and only full album, Modern Rituals. All of these releases (except for the EP which was released under their own record label) have been via Domino Records. They have been compared to bands such as Coldplay and Local Natives by The New York Times. The Times goes on to say "Mr. Koga can sound like the young Tom Petty." Other reviews of Chief have similarly been generally good. On June 14, 2011, they played their farewell show at The Troubadour but began performing together again one year later.

Usage examples of "chief".

The chief gestured to Sarapul and Abo gave the smoke to the old cannibal.

Tuck looked to Abo, who seemed satisfied that the chief was backing him up.

Malink remained chief for many years, and when he became too old to carry the responsibilitysince he had no sonshe appointed Abo his successor.

The chief object of interest to me at Trieste was an actress in a company that was playing there.

The chief secret, however, of the origin of the peculiar phrases under consideration consisted in their striking fitness to the nature and facts of the case, their adaptedness to express these facts in a bold and vivid manner.

One would have thought it impossible for a man to stretch himself more than Timokhin had done when he was reprimanded by the regimental commander, but now that the commander in chief addressed him he drew himself up to such an extent that it seemed he could not have sustained it had the commander in chief continued to look at him, and so Kutuzov, who evidently understood his case and wished him nothing but good, quickly turned away, a scarcely perceptible smile flitting over his scarred and puffy face.

Thus also Nachi Cocom, who dwelt in the chief town of Zututa in the province Chichen Itza, that called Chichen Itza, and Ah Cahuot Cocom, aiding the word of God and our great King, delivered up their standards and banners for the sake of our great King, for the conquest, and received the Adelantado and the father the priest in their towns, nor did they make war, but abstained from all injury, and laid out churches and town-houses for their followers.

And, unfortunately, Sealer Greenlaw, Adjudicator Leutwyn, and Chief Venn.

Barbarian chiefs, alarmed and admonished by the fate of their companions, prepared to encounter, in a decisive battle, the victorious forces of the lieutenant of Valentinian.

He was admonished of his error by the chief of the race of Seljuk, who dwelt in the territory of Bochara.

Barbaro told me the chief incidents in a life that had been adventurous enough, and informed me that he was now in the service of the Duke of Modena, the Governor of Milan.

CIC, ready rooms, wardrooms, chiefs quarters, berth- ing spaces, in aerology, the radio shack, on the hangar deck, all through the ship the men waited.

The chief of the aeronautic establishment near West Point was Cabot Sinclair, and he allowed himself but one single moment of the posturing that was so universal in that democratic time.

It was not unusual for these meetings to be held by the lakeside, rather than in the great hall of the Shadowleague headquarters, because the Afanc, who was Chief Loremaster for all water-dwellers, could not leave his watery habitat.

Otto von Meissner, chief of the Presidential Chancellery, and Goering, who had accompanied Hitler, were the only witnesses to the conversation, and though Meissner is not a completely dependable source, his affidavit at Nuremberg is the only firsthand testimony in existence of what followed.