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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARSON

Well, I may tell you that I have a warrant to arrest him on a charge of arson.

At Courbesseaux arson and pillage were also committed on the 5th of September.

You're not going ashore into this hades of riot and arson, are you?

Grave suspicions of arson are entertained, but up to the present no arrest has been made.

Arson was arson; a man in prison more or less was a man in prison more or less!

Amor, the word she had in mind, certainly has a connection with Arson.

Viula was the Provençal term—and arson, or arçon, for the bow.

He was tried on an indictment charging him with the offense of arson.

Were up for arson and were out on patrol or parole or whatever you call it.

He was tried on an indictment charging him with the offence of arson.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, from Anglo-French arsoun (late 13c.), Old French arsion, from Late Latin arsionem (nominative arsio) "a burning," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin ardere "to burn," from PIE root *as- "to burn, glow" (see ash (n.1)). The Old English term was bærnet, literally "burning;" and Coke has indictment of burning (1640).

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