Burglar


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BURGLAR. One who commits a burglary. (q. v.)

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After the police had sternly reprimanded James Williams for imitating a copyrighted burglar and given him as honourable a discharge as the department was capable of, Mrs.
The taller and more elegant man was still in his night-garb, with tousled black hair, and now crawling about the garden on his hands and knees, still looking for traces of the burglar; and now and again, to all appearance, striking the ground with his hand in anger at not finding him.
"Well, if you are not going to bother about the burglar, I shouldn't bother about the lunch.
But you are trying to find traces of the burglar; even when there aren't any.
"You must remember that mustard, vinegar, oil and so on vanished with the cruet and the burglar."
"I wonder why the burglar wanted mustard, too," he went on, taking a mustard-pot from another pocket.
What sort of burglars are they who steal silver and then throw it into the nearest pond?"
We must make it appear that burglars had done the thing.
A gang of burglars acting in the country might be expected to vary the scene of their operations, and not to crack two cribs in the same district within a few days.
"Why should a burglar call an innocent gentleman away from home?"
I still remember waiting with bated breath for Raffles to ask Maguire if he were not afraid of burglars, and Maguire replying that he had a trap to catch the cleverest cracksman alive, but flatly refusing to tell us what it was.
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