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1) arson. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...arson, at common law, the malicious and willful burning of the house of another. Originally, it was an offense against the security of habitation rather than against...

2) arson. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Latin rsio, rsion-, from Latin rsus, past participle of rdre, to burn. See as- in Appendix I.arson·ist -NOUN...

3) 12838. Colby, Frank Moore. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:12838 QUOTATION:Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor? ATTRIBUTION:Frank Moore...

4) 1908. Robert J Creighton, FBI Agent. Simpson s Contemporary Quotations. 1988
...to get to the evidence before the heat, wind and rain do. ATTRIBUTION: On investigating arson in Puerto Rico hotel fire that killed 96 people, NY Times 7 Jan 87...

5) incendiary. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...that produce intensely hot fire when exploded: an incendiary bomb. c. Of or involving arson. 2. Tending to inflame; inflammatory: an incendiary speech. Inflected...

6) 11808. Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...commune, the school, the church? The peasant. Who would steal from his neighbor, commit arson, and falsely denounce another for a bottle of vodka? The peasant. ATTRIBUTION:Anton...

7) 384. Calefaction. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...adustion [rare], flagration [obs.], deflagration, conflagration; empyrosis, incendiarism; arson; auto-da-fé [Pg.], auto-de-fe [Sp.], the stake, burning at the stake;...

8) 2747. George F Will. Simpson s Contemporary Quotations. 1988
...these top seven: drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, assault. (Arson, gang warfare and venereal disease are also-rans.) ATTRIBUTION: ib...

9) 1922, Jan. 7. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
...against his former colleagues; irregular forces resumed the methods of assassination and arson formerly used against the British. 3 March 30 Collins and Craig signed...

10) nihilism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...essential to the immediate objective, destruction. Direct action, such as assassination and arson, was characteristic. Such acts were not necessarily directed by...

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