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thief

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a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

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My aunt, who had this other general opinion in reference to London, that every man she saw was a pickpocket, gave me her purse to carry for her, which had ten guineas in it and some silver.
There warn't a pickpocket in all London as didn't take a pull at that chain, but the chain 'ud never break, and the watch 'ud never come out, so they soon got tired of dragging such a heavy old gen'l'm'n along the pavement, and he'd go home and laugh till the pigtail wibrated like the penderlum of a Dutch clock.
I imagine that a pickpocket, proud of his light fingers, must feel a sort of indignation with the careless woman who leaves in a cab a vanity-bag with all her jewels in it.
The waiting-rooms of that Department soon began to be familiar with his presence, and he was generally ushered into them by its janitors much as a pickpocket might be shown into a police-office; the principal difference being that the object of the latter class of public business is to keep the pickpocket, while the Circumlocution object was to get rid of Clennam.
then it follows that in doing what is unworthy to be done, or what has been done before, no genius can be evinced; yet the picking of pockets is an unw orthy act, pockets have been picked time immemorial, and Barrington, the pickpocket, in point of genius, would have thought hard of a comparison with William Wordsworth, the poet.
Do you feel like a dark combination of traitor and pickpocket when you think of that girl?
Why not have kept him here among the rest, and made a sneaking, snivelling pickpocket of him at once?
Baguio City - The chief of the Baguio City Police Office warned visitors and merrymakers during this weekend's grand Panagbenga Festival celebration to be wary of pickpockets, following the arrest of six suspects on Session Road last Thursday.
These women came in touch with other women pickpockets living in their locality and formed a gang.
As many pickpockets take advantage of the crowds seen before and during Lunar New Year, Taipei Police's anti-theft unit has been conducting sweeps for thieves in major traditional markets in the greater Taipei area, such as the Ren'ai Market, Lixing Guangguan Market and Xizhou Market.
An ailing schoolteacher namely Nooruddin Lashari, who had come to Sehwan for the treatment of his wife was deprived of cash by the pickpockets on Tuesday.
From the duo behind the bestsellingWildwood Chronicles comes a new adventure that illuminates a thrilling, underground world of pickpockets.
He expressed that we have clearly seen the good governance of Punjab government as he gave out a message to everyone coming to Punjab should beware of pickpockets.
Uzma Shabir, a resident of I-9, lodged a complaint with the local police that he was shopping at Sunday bazaar in H-9 when pickpockets stole her purse containing Rs15,000 in cash, a cell phone and other valuables.
Madden, who starred in Game of Thrones, said silence Luther playing having being initiated into the world of pickpockets was exciting.