mugger


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mugger:

see crocodilecrocodile,
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 two Englishmen had hurried down from the bridge and across to the sand-bar, where they stood admiring the length of the Mugger. Then a native with an axe cut off the big head, and four men dragged it across the spit.
"The last time that I had my hand in a Mugger's mouth," said one of the Englishmen, stooping down (he was the man who had built the bridge), "it was when I was about five years old--coming down the river by boat to Monghyr.
All the muggers of all the rivers grew fat then, but it was my Fate to be fatter than them all.
We have arrested him countless times," said Mr Osoro.However, Mr Eshiwani denies he has accomplices and says that he met another mugger on the day of his arrest.
A woman on a BART train in San Francisco on Saturday had the presence of mind to fake a seizure in order to scare away her would-be mugger.
A MUGGER was caught on dashcam as he tried to steal a motorbike.
The mugger then demanded money as he searched his victim's but fled empty-handed.
At the cafe Mike studied the racing page of the newspaper and picked a few horses running in the Nottingham programme, and as he did this, he happened to look up and see a mugger, aged about 22, trying to wrench a handbag from a young lady.
31 ( ANI ): In a hilarious turn of events, a mugger in Central Park, New York City, refused to steal his victim's flip phone because it was too old-fashioned for him.
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.