housebreaker

Part of speech: noun

A burglar.

Part of speech: noun

HOUSEBREAKING.

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Usage examples "housebreaker":

  1. Already a potential housebreaker, I avoided policemen, and the very jingling of the keys in my pocket sounded loud and incriminating to my ears. - "Sight Unseen", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  2. The burglar was then the housebreaker. - "The History of London", Walter Besant.
  3. But if you be a politician, thief, or housebreaker- in fine, if you belong to any of these twin professions, the members of which find it convenient to extinguish the light of their own history, and take no delight in truths which concern themselves, then I may expect to be visited with your eternal enmity. - "The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter", "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams.