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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of burgle.

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Examples

  • Along the way they climb a beanstalk that looks like a sky-scraping strand of DNA, encounter a baby goose noticeably smaller than the golden eggs it lays, a mother goose with the dimensions and disposition of King Kong, and Kitty Softpaws, a sexy cat burglar—that is to say, a cat who burgles, preferably by picking pockets— played by Salma Hayek.

    'Like Crazy': From Cupid's Blunders, Wonders

  • In Shanghai, a peasant laborer burgles a house and strangles the owner's daughter.

    Crime: 'You Die, I Live'

  • From Dayton, Ohio, a man who uses a wheelchair burgles a restaurant four times in one week.

    When the wheels make the man, part 5

  • So now ... burgles for political gain equals terrorism?

    "That One" is doing fine, thank you

  • It's a film about a guy who burgles a woman's house and inadvertantly reads her diary.

    Meeting the 7/7 Challenge

  • Another was “hot prowl” — for a prowler who burgles a home while residents are there, but tries to evade detection.

    Nightmare on Sunset

  • Is it the story of the villain who is successfully tracked to his doom that attracts us most? or that of the great Raffles and his kind whose villainies almost invariably escape detection, and who burgles with a light and easy touch and the grace and humour of a Claude

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • Every burglar who burgles in really humorous attitudes will burgle as much as he likes.

    All Things Considered

  • Here in America, when a man burgles your residence, you go and confide in a detective, who keeps your secret and gets another detective to help him.

    Remarks

  • I bust out a-larfin ': "Oh, you needn't be afeard," sez I; -- "when we burgles a Quaker in Primrose Court we never minces' im for sossingers, 'e's so' ily in 'is flavour. "

    Aylwin

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