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International News Archive - February 10, 2010

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Research being undertaken at the University of Leicester highlights a career change for criminals from the more traditional household burglaries to personal muggings.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.