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Well, he must manage it, "burgle" his own house, if necessary.

But what did they want to go and burgle a plaster figure for?

Being about to burgle the bank, it's well not to be seen together—eh?

She will burgle your office: she will have you attacked and garotted at night in the street.

Has it ever struck you that the hostel would be a very easy place to burgle?

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

Are you hard hearted enough not only to break and enter, but also to burgle his hoard?

He disguises himself as a gypsy, and comes to burgle my house, and makes a silly will which ought to be upset.

But ten to one he'll burgle again; they always do; burglary grows on a man, like drink.'

You would almost rather let her go ahead and burgle, and let her go away with your money, than to shoot her.

WORD ORIGIN

1869, verbal back-formation from burglar (q.v.). Related: Burgled; burgling. Cf. burglarize.

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