from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A burglar who is especially skilled at stealthy or undetected entry of a premises.

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  • n. A particularly stealthy burglar, especially one who gains undetected entry through the use of agility.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house


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  • It is certain no one will remember, when I am gone, that I was a man who first published Lenny B.uce; that I saved two hundred acres of watershed land from develop­ers; that I once singlehandedly caught a car thief and on another occasion deduced the identity of a cat burglar and was instrumental in his capture; that I corresponded with the mysterious B. Traven and published his first book of short stories; that it was I who manipulated Mystery Writ­ers of America into paying authors and editors who con­tributed to their anthologies.

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