Joe caught Boston Frank's eye and forthwith pushed himself alongside the yegg.
A jeweler by trade, he fell from his high estate and went on the road as a yegg.
An American yegg would have laughed at it, opened 73 it as easily as a ripe peach; but in this district it was absolute security.
He duly canvassed every likely dive, every “melina,” every gambling house and yegg hang out.
At the moment the missile flew from Peter's hand, the yegg steadied himself and fired.
And look here: don't you get the notion in your bean I'm just some little old two-by-four guy of a yegg or some poor nut of a dip.
He duly canvassed every likely dive, every "melina," every gambling house and yegg hang out.
There was a yegg of some kind scouting around Nora's house; and the same lad also took some observations of the place at Stanwick.
"thief, burglar," especially "safecracker," 1903, underworld slang, of unknown origin, said to be from John Yegg, a Swedish tramp, or from German Jäger "huntsman."
A thief or burglar, esp an itinerant thief or safecracker
[1903+ Underworld; origin unknown; said to be fr the name of John Yegg, a Swedish tramp and safebreaker; perhaps fr German Jager, ''huntsman,'' applied to a safecracker's advance scouts, but originally yeggman]