intruder


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INTRUDER. One who, on the death of the ancestor, enters on the land, unlawfully, before the heir can enter.

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This language was rather more than I could bear, even from an angel; so, plucking up courage, I seized a salt-cellar which lay within reach, and hurled it at the head of the intruder.
demanded the Scarecrow, sternly eyeing the intruder.
He was quite alone, and so absorbed that he did not notice the intruder.
Before he knew what he was doing, he had slashed the intruder twice and sprung clear.
Barbicane and his colleagues devoured with their eyes the intruder who had so boldly placed himself in antagonism to their enterprise.
So radical was the change in him that he seemed almost an intruder in the house.
Rochester; answers, explanations given, evidence adduced; an open admission of the truth had been uttered by my master; then the living proof had been seen; the intruders were gone, and all was over.
Beginning it with that statement of universal application, which fitted every occurrence of her life, namely, that she was a mother herself, she went on to inform me that she had once seen very different days, but that at all periods of her existence she had had a constitutional objection to spies, intruders, and informers.
I could tell the direction of the speakers pretty exactly, not only by the sound of their voices but by the behaviour of the few birds that still hung in alarm above the heads of the intruders.
Then he took a few lumbering steps in the direction of the intruders.
Great precautions, therefore, were taken at the factory, to guard against surprise while these dangerous intruders were in the vicinity.
And he suffered enough from brazenly meddlesome and self-seeking folk, from impudent and inquisitive intruders, to justify some suspicion of old acquaintances suddenly styling themselves old friends, and of distant connections newly and unduly eager to claim relationship.