To crack a crib

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To crack a crib to commit burglary.
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Usage

In literature:

He'll crack a crib in Scotland one week, and be raising money to build an orphanage in Cornwall the next.
"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
He'll crack a crib in Scotland one week, and be raising money to build an orphanage in Cornwall the next.
"The Lock And Key Library" by Various
I had never seen you afore, and ve vas a going to crack a swell's crib.
"Paul Clifford, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
More likely a lot of burglars trying to crack the crib.
"Frank Merriwell's Reward" by Burt L. Standish
He'll crack a crib in Scotland one week, and be raising money to build an orphanage in Cornwall the next.
"Short Stories of Various Types" by Various
He'll crack a crib in Scotland one week, and be raising money to build an orphanage in Cornwall the next.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
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In poetry:

“Cribs to be cracked!
There are cribs to be cracked;
And d--------l a sleuth-hound is near us!
The specials are here, but the thief-hunter Clark
Has gone to look after the shearers.”
"[‘Cribs to be Cracked”]" by Henry Lawson