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robbery

(Encyclopedia) robbery, in law, felonious taking of property from a person against his will by threatening or committing force or violence. The injury or threat may be directed against the person robbed, his ...

Chauncey Judd: The Robbery

The Robbers Gunn's Barn The Robbery Captain Dayton's residence was on the eastern side of the meeting-house Green, about three fourths of a mile south from the present …

Northfield

(Encyclopedia) Northfield, city (1990 pop. 14,684), Rice co., SE Minn., near Minneapolis–St. Paul, on the Cannon River; inc. 1875. It is the trade center for a dairy and farming region. Manufactures include...

Gadshill

(Encyclopedia) Gadshill gădz´hĭl [key], low hill, Kent, SE England, near Rochester. In Shakespeare's Henry IV it was the scene of Falstaff's robberies. Charles Dickens lived there, at Gadshill Plac...

larceny

(Encyclopedia) larceny, in law, the unlawful taking and carrying away of the property of another, with intent to deprive the owner of its use or to appropriate it to the use of the perpetrator or of someone e...

Hearst, Patty

(Encyclopedia) Hearst, Patty (Patricia Campbell Hearst Shaw), 1954–, American heiress and kidnapping victim, b. San Francisco. The granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst , she was kidnapped (Feb., 1...

Browne, Thomas Alexander

(Encyclopedia) Browne, Thomas Alexander, pseud. Rolf Boldrewood rōf bôl´dərwo͝od˝, rôlf [key], 1826–1915, Australian author. A squatter, a magistrate, and a commissioner in the gold fields, h...

Dillinger, John

(Encyclopedia) Dillinger, John dĭl´ĭnjər [key], 1902–34, American bank robber, probably b. Indianapolis. Paroled after serving a prison term for attempted robbery, Dillinger organized a gang and terror...

Coffeyville

(Encyclopedia) Coffeyville kô´fēvĭl˝, kŏf´ē– [key], city (1990 pop. 12,917), Montgomery co., SE Kans., on the Verdigris River near the Okla. line, in a farm and oil area; inc. 1872. It is a trading...