Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thief who practised somewhat in the manner of a sneak-thief, watching to see if the people of a house were absent, and then opening the door (drawing the latch) and taking what he could get. Ribton Turner, Vagrants and Vagrancy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A housebreaker or thief.
“What say'st thou, drawlatch? come forth, with a mischief!”
“Criminals: cutthroat, cutpurse, suckpurse (extortionist), burngrange (a rural specialist; Absalom ignited Joab's fields just to attract his attention), drawlatch, pickpocket, and picklock (which is also a tool, and if one could find a pick-wick nowadays those Zippo lighters would last forever).”
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