- burghley house,
- burglar alarm,
Origin of burglar
Examples from the Web for burglar
The night Tre arrives, Furious—a Vietnam vet—shoots at a burglar.The 13 Coolest Movie Dads: ‘Taken,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Die Hard,’ and More|Marlow Stern|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was caught after setting off burglar alarms in the palace.Security Farce At Palace As Prince Andrew Stopped By Police After Break-In|Tom Sykes|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is the burglar who bears the culpability for walking through an unlocked door, not the homeowner.How Social Scientists, and the Rest of Us, Got Seduced By a Good Story|Megan McArdle|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Police have denied earlier reports that Pistorius mistook his girlfriend for a burglar.Blade Runner’s Beauty Queen: Who Was Reeva Steenkamp?|Lizzie Crocker|February 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The burglar was a career criminal, just out of prison after robbing a liquor store with a sawed-off shotgun.
The host, with a sudden gesture, tore off his mask and the Burglar accelerated his pace.The Chase of the Golden Plate|Jacques Futrelle
Perhaps the most remarkable place in which a burglar carried his tools was a euphonium!
A fit of coughing shook the burglar and he paused by the iron railing, gasping for breath.The Red Seal|Natalie Sumner Lincoln
It seems that the ex-convict, Skip Riley, had been a circus performer once upon a time, before he took to being a burglar.Ted Strong's Motor Car|Edward C. Taylor
“It was brought by the burglar, of course,” said Pauline, quickly.The Curved Blades|Carolyn Wells
Word Origin for burglar
1540s, shortened from Anglo-Latin burglator (late 13c.), earlier burgator, from Medieval Latin burgator "burglar," from burgare "to break open, commit burglary," from Latin burgus "fortress, castle," a Germanic loan-word akin to borough. The intrusive -l- is perhaps from influence of Latin latro "thief" (see larceny). The native word, Old English burgh-breche, might have influenced the word.