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larcenous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n larcenous having a disposition to steal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Larcenous Having the character of larceny; as, a larcenous act; committing larceny. "The larcenous and burglarious world."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • larcenous Thievish; pertaining to, characterized by, or tainted with larceny.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OE. larrecinos,. See Larceny

Usage

In literature:

Sickness speaketh in such craving, and invisible degeneration; of a sickly body, speaketh the larcenous craving of this selfishness.
"Thus Spake Zarathustra A Book for All and None" by Friedrich Nietzsche
Amused at this evident return of his larcenous friend of the previous day, he lay perfectly still.
"Flip: A California Romance" by Bret Harte
Dere's a chestnut runnin' in de Derby what dey call Larcen, an' I'm goin' to plank down a hun'red chicks on him.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
This larcenous but inevitable programme we carried out, after waiting through dreadful hours of cold and shivering anxiety.
"In the Wrong Paradise" by Andrew Lang
In all the larcenous little bundle of verse there is neither a poem which bears that name nor a poem by which that name would be bearable.
"A Study of Shakespeare" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Leverett, always a coward, had pursued his devious and larcenous way through the world, always in deadly fear of sink holes.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
I would not play her larcenous tricks To have her looks!
"The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume IV" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Too bad that the police will call it breaking and entering with larcenous intent!
"The Time Mirror" by Clark South
On a sunny slope several hundred yards above the highway lay an orchard, advertised to the larcenous eye by the ruddiest of red apples.
"The Siege of the Seven Suitors" by Meredith Nicholson
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In news:

Theft, Unseasonable Weather Contribute to Larcenous Climate.
A scary favorite from the film "Fantasia," a larcenous bird, a classic of horror movies and a symphony many music-lovers regard as Dvorák's greatest.
( Donna Larcen, [email protected] / September 4, 2012 ).
Thefts, Unseasonable Weather Contribute to Larcenous Climate.
Two Cleveland women intent on committing a crime forgot to leave the children at home, and that led to more problems for the larcenous pair.
Cinnabar lets loose with larcenous Fo farce.
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