Saturday, January 3, 2009

Yegg

Dashiell Hammett creates some interesting yeggs in The Maltese Falcon. Still, I believe his best characterization goes toward the novel's protagonist, Sam Spade.

Official Definition

2 comments:

BJ Roan said...

So, if a yegg is a burglar, then is a burglary a yegglary? Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Alisa said...

For a moment, Princess Amelia stood in shock looking at the stranger on her bed. “Good sir,” she said. “You are obviously very ill. Allow me to call for a physician who can help you to your room.”
“No!” He groaned, clutching his belly. “You must help me! I’ve heard of your investigative skills and I need your help to catch the yegg who has been plaguing hotel guests these past months.”