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mugger:

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large, carnivorous reptile of the order Crocodilia, found in tropical and subtropical regions. Crocodiles live in swamps or on river banks and catch their prey in the water. They have flattened bodies and tails, short legs, and powerful jaws.
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The mugger fell to his knees and dropped the handbag, and the shocked lady held her hands to her mouth in shock as Mike took a step back, intending to kick the mugger in the face - but suddenly a huge shaven-headed man appeared on the scene and threw his long muscular arms around Mike, who was literally foaming at the mouth.
Cook added that the unidentified mugger was armed and had an accomplice, both of whom ran before cops could catch up to them.
Roxana Saberi (photo), the half-Iranian, half-Japanese American journalist once jailed in Iran as a spy, was recently confronted by a mugger in a New York subway station, but flummoxed him when she said she was an-ex-con from Iran.
A GUTSY gran yesterday told how she fought off a mugger on her way to a keep-fit class.
A MUGGER punched a man in the face in a city centre attack.
That means that a mugger, listed as unemployed and drawing benefits, gets fined peanuts while hard-working people with steady incomes are more heavily penalised.
A DISTINCTIVE mugger with missing teeth and tattoos threatened a man before stealing cash and a mobile phone.
Since she had held the purse tightly, the mugger hit her on the head and ran off with the handbag that had SR2,000 in it.
A TEENAGE mugger snatched a shopping bag after stalking a woman in Rugby.
Chat show host Richard Madeley interrupted his show to issue an angry threat to a mugger who stole his daughter's mobile phone.
A mugger snatched a handbag from a 65-year-old woman then jumped into a waiting car and fled.
How is a mugger different from the Internal Revenue Service?