Spying Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to 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, 38–39]
  7. Hushai the Archite sent by David to inveigle Absalom’s confidence. [O.T.: II Samuel 15:34]
  8. KGB the Committee of State Security, USSR agency (begun 1954) with responsibility for espionage and counter–espionage. [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 (1876–1917) 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, 715–717]
  13. NKVD People’s Commisariat of Internal Affairs, USSR police agency (1934–1943) 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, 28–29]
  16. Polonius spies on Hamlet and Gertrude. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Hamlet]
  17. Secret Agent, The Conrad’s novel of the intrigues of a foreign secret agent (1907). [Br. Lit.: Magill III, 949–951]
  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]