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  • prowling around with intent to commit burglary

    January 14, 2008

  • JM was prowling around the dictionary with the intent to pinch a word and made away with 'algerining'

    October 12, 2009

  • (noun) - The act of prowling about with intent to steal . . . Probably from Algerine, an inhabitant of Algiers. The greatest commerce of the Algerines consists in the merchandize which they obtain by the piratical plunder of Christians over the whole Mediterranean.

    --Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary, 1898-1905

    January 16, 2018