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Sexton Blake

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Meaning

Fake.

Origin

sexton blakeThis is Cockney rhyming slang. Sexton Blake is a fictional detective who first appeared in the The Missing Millionaire, written by Harry Blyth (a.k.a. Hal Meredeth), in The Halfpenny Marvel #6, December 1893. The character has since appeared in thousands of stories, by many different authors.