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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj burglarious involving or resembling burglary "burglarious tools"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The majority of burglaries occur during the daytime when people are not home
    • a Burglarious Pertaining to burglary; constituting the crime of burglary. "To come down a chimney is held a burglarious entry."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Half of all crimes are committed by people under the age of 18. 80% of burglaries are committed by people aged 13-21.
    • burglarious Pertaining to, committing, or constituting burglary: as, burglarious intentions; a burglarious gang; burglarious entry.
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  • Finley Peter Dunne
    “A man's idea in a game of cards is war, cruel, devastating, and pitiless. A lady's idea of it is a combination of larceny, embezzlement and burglary.”


In literature:

I'll get that paregoric if I have to commit burglary!
"Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York" by Lemuel Ely Quigg
I am interested in burglary.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
Social and club life in London and New York, an amateur burglary adventure and a love story.
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
A prisoner was up for burglary.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
What a band of thirsty topers must have been employed in the nefarious burglary!
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
The allowance was handsome, but the proceeding was very like burglary.
"A Forgotten Hero" by Emily Sarah Holt
But it was not a pen-and-ink affair; it was a case of burglary.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
One is as much a case of burglary as the other.
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
The half-blood inside the house may be in correspondence with full-blooded Indians outside, for some scheme of thieving or burglary.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Mr. Justice Powell tried a Negro, Jack York, with a jury at Sandwich for burglary in 1800.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
The prisoners proved to be connected with burglaries which had taken place all over the Punjab and far beyond.
"Adventures in Many Lands" by Various
He was deeply interested in this case of burglary with violence.
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
I've planned a little burglary and forged a little cheque, And slain a little baby for the coral on its neck!
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Burglary in the night.
"Damned If You Don't" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The law which holds burglary constructive murder is founded on an elemental truth.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
At last the son was guilty of a burglary, tried, convicted, and transported for life.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
He was caught while committing another burglary.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
All that burglarious outfit belonged to my friend!
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
Fraud, theft, and burglary, never heard of in Tameamea's time, are now frequent.
"A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2" by Otto von Kotzebue
Hood grumbled; he had hoped it would be murder or piracy on the high seas; burglary and arson were so commonplace, he remarked with a sigh.
"The Madness of May" by Meredith Nicholson

In poetry:

"The common sin of babyhood - objecting to be drest -
If you leave it to accumulate at compound interest,
For anything you know, may represent, if you're alive,
A burglary or murder at the age of thirty-five.
"Mister William" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"I have helped mamma to steal a little kiddy from its dad,
I've assisted dear papa in cutting up a little lad,
I've planned a little burglary and forged a little cheque,
And slain a little baby for the coral on its neck!"
"Gentle Alice Brown" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Therefore, for this sufficient reason remove it from society,
For seldom burglary is committed in a state of sobriety;
And I earnestly entreat ye all to join with heart and hand,
And to help to chase away the Demon drink from bonnie Scotland.
"A New Temperance Poem, in Memory of My Departed Parents" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Idaho Falls police are investigating two burglary-related incidents.
The attempted burglary occurred sometime late Thursday night and early Friday morning.
The Idaho Falls Police Department is investigating the burglary at Compass Academy that occurred sometime Friday night.
Man reunited with iguana after burglary.
Third person implicated in June burglary in Lyme.
Mansfield man indicted on 11 counts of burglary.
Kent man charged with burglary, sexual imposition .
Milton Police Make Arrest in Liquor Burglary.
Police charge two men in liquor store burglary.
A Connecticut man fatally shot a masked teenager in self-defense during what appeared to be an attempted burglary early Thursday morning, then discovered that he had killed his son, state police said.
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of Incline Village about a series of residential burglaries by prowlers who entered homes while the residents were there during the early morning hours.
A string of burglaries gives birth to an artistic display of despair.
The Valencia County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary that turned violent.
Last of 9 accused in major burglary ring who needs to be caught.
Just after 12 am Friday Johnson City police charged Melanie Wilder, 39, no address given, with aggravated burglary.