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eavesdropping


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eavesdropping  \Eaves"drop`ping\,  n.  (Law) 
  The  habit  of  lurking  about  dwelling  houses,  and  other  places 
  where  persons  meet  fro  private  intercourse,  secretly 
  listening  to  what  is  said  and  then  tattling  it  abroad.  The 
  offense  is  indictable  at  common  law.  --Wharton. 




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