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#1 2009-05-23 21:17:31

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1092

"First on seen" and "seen of the crime"

The first to arrive at the scene of an accident can be thought of as “first on seen”. Seen as in witnessed? Or simple seen/scene pail? The visual angle gains support from the later examples below, which place witnesses at the “seen of the crime”. The pail angle gains strength from a lack of instances of “first on seeing” or “seeing of the crime”, though I didn’t look too hard.

Marine accident:
Just got in from fishing with Captain, Don Davenport (RANGER)
they were the first on seen and the guys were afraid to let go of the capsized boat.
( … ll/fpart/1)

News forum:
Yet, not one word about explaining why the field officer first on seen did not place the gun in a secured official bag.
( … tTypeId=58)

News forum:
cell phones are a critical tool in doing our work. We are often the first on seen of an emergency.
( … com_full=1)

My close friends were first on seen on a tree collision 2 years ago and gave first aid.
( … p?t=126457)

Truth behind the news:
In fact, it appears that the government will be calling none of the witnesses who were present at the seen of the crime.
( … pdate.html)

Book review:
he’s accused of murdering a white woman just because he was caught at the seen of the crime crying over the loss.

See also last scene



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