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  • noun Plural form of yeggman.


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  • "yeggmen" -- an original and dangerous variety of burglar peculiar to the

    Courts and Criminals

  • And at other times, nomadic groups known as 'yeggmen' visited the banks, opened the vaults by force, and departed, carrying with them the contents.

    John Jones's Dollar

  • Sometimes the yeggmen traveled in small groups; sometimes they worked in twos or threes, but often they went about in large bands which had been known to include as many as fifty or even more.

    A Woman at Bay Or, a Fiend in Skirts

  • Roughly speaking, there was a stretch of main line of the railroad over which, or rather along which, the yeggmen seemed to be most active.

    A Woman at Bay Or, a Fiend in Skirts

  • These yeggmen do not confine themselves to breaking into freight cars and stations along the line of the road.

    A Woman at Bay Or, a Fiend in Skirts

  • "There have been any number of hoboes and yeggmen arrested; many of them have been sent to prison; some of them have gone up for long terms; we have proved the cases of robberies against them often enough -- but the point is, that the robberies have gone merrily on afterward, just the same."

    A Woman at Bay Or, a Fiend in Skirts

  • "If you asked me point-blank what my opinion was, I'd say that he might be a game warden playing a part, or else an officer of the law, looking for yeggmen who have done something that they knew would send them to prison if caught!"

    The Boy Scouts' First Camp Fire or, Scouting with the Silver Fox Patrol

  • It is not the fashion among yeggmen to welcome an addition to their party, no matter whether that addition is composed of one or of many.

    A Woman at Bay Or, a Fiend in Skirts

  • "Next in line come our friends, the hobo yeggmen!" remarked Jud, with

    The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound A Tour on Skates and Iceboats

  • Whenever one of the yeggmen was arrested and sent to prison, two new ones, even more proficient in their thievery, seemed ready to spring up in his place; and so the thing had gone on and on until the people who had been robbed so often became desperate.

    A Woman at Bay Or, a Fiend in Skirts


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