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- n. A housebreaker or thief
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A housebreaker or thief.
from The 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.
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