malicious mischief

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n malicious mischief willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n malicious mischief (Law) Malicious and willful destructionof or injury to the property of others; -- it is an offense at common law.
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Usage

In literature:

He was sent up later, of course, for six months for malicious mischief, but by that time the damage was done.
"Where There's A Will" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Yet he could not overlook this flagrant piece of malicious mischief.
"Hiram The Young Farmer" by Burbank L. Todd
Kindly listeners hardly knew how to take him, while the malicious made mischief.
"The Life of Sir Richard Burton" by Thomas Wright
For the look he saw on her face was one of pure malicious mischief.
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
She loves her husband and from what Ruth says he's really devoted to her, but the father-in-law is a malicious mischief maker.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
She never does wilful or malicious wrong, but she tumbles into mischief thoughtlessly.
"Marjorie's Busy Days" by Carolyn Wells
The message was written in ill temper or as a piece of malicious mischief.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
This malicious mischief mailed and headed for France, Agnes felt better, and awaited results.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
In these larks, however, malicious mischief was unknown.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
A company of wild and reckless men were carousing there at the time, and our arrival was the signal for an outbreak of malicious mischief.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
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In news:

An inmate who allegedly tried to escape through an air duct faces attempted escape and malicious mischief charges.
He was booked into the Whitman County Jail on charges of Residential Burglary , Vehicle Prowl, Malicious Mischief, Assault and Theft.
No ' malicious mischief ' in campaign sign fracas.
No 'malicious mischief' in campaign sign fracas .
No ' malicious mischief' in campaign sign fracas.
Over the course of the past several weeks, deputies with the Pacific County Sheriff's Office had been investigating a series of graffiti related malicious mischief incidents occurring in or near the Ocean Park area.
Walla man assaulted last month charged with riot, malicious mischief.
No 'malicious mischief ' in campaign sign fracas.
SEATTLE (AP) — Five people accused of taking part in vandalism and violence during the May Day march in Seattle have been charged with rioting , malicious mischief or assault.
Biloxi police say a 28-year-old man has been arrested on charges of aggravated stalking , burglary and felony malicious mischief against his ex-girlfriend.
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