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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Theft or cheating practised by the aid of a sliding panel (by means of which valuables may be abstracted from a room without the occupant's knowledge) or any similar device, as in a panel-house.


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  • See panel house, panel-thief.

    A variation of the panel-game or panel game.
    There is quite a different feature of this panel-game, but which more properly belongs to blackmail, in which, through the peep holes in the doors, the face of the man or woman in the adjoining room is studied, waited for on the outside, followed to his or her home, and in a few days threatened with exposure, if the sum demanded is not forthcoming.

    July 27, 2015