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

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Lisa Dillon as Moll Cutpurse with Joe Bannister as Sebastian, in The Roaring Girl at the RSC
Although the play presents the citizen wives as more respectable than Moll Cutpurse, DiGangi argues, they are no less vulnerable than Moll to sexual shaming.
At that point we turn left down the sloping roadway before taking a right turn into Conan Drive and continue around a gentle curve that takes us into Cutpurse Lane, with high walls lining the roadside.
Cutpurse Wallop is a wanted man, but his fate will be nothing to that of the deacon, if he tells the authorities what he has overheard.
A cutpurse, aptly named Lifter, and the plaintiff, Smart, are presented before Justice Suresby.
The seed of our destruction will blossom in the desert, the alexin of our cure grows by a mountain rock, and our lives are haunted by a Georgia slattern, because a London cutpurse went unhung.
Mesmerized by the ballad singer's song warning of cutpurses and the crowd's rollicking instrumental and choral accompaniment, Cokes sings along while Edgeworth the cutpurse deftly relieves him of his purse full of gold.
It seems that radiologists not infrequently emulate the creativity of this loathsome cutpurse by gaming the relative value unit (RVU) system.
Gwenda, the peasant girl, is forced by her father to become a cutpurse.
Gerard Doyle's background as a Shakespearian actor lends drama to his reading about a cutpurse and gentleman, set in 1763 and telling of two 20th century children who are accidentally sent back in time.
England is represented by three articles: on Princess Elisabeth Stuart's influence on the harpsichord collection Parthenia (Janet Pollack), Moll Cutpurse (Raphael Seligmann), and changing uses of the goddess Venus (Amanda Eurbanks Winkler).
The latter is kicked off in appealingly ragged style by the leering cutpurse Autolycus (Jason Baughan), who dresses like a hippie carny and renders his opening song as a dissipated Dixieland debauch, even dragging one unlucky groundling to the stage for an impromptu dance.
He is given no mercy, and exits the stage while urging his cousin Cutpurse to follow him, in fact to "follow the livery.
He is forced into acquiescence with the betrothal by his softs (spurious) courtship of Moll Cutpurse, an androgynous producer of semi-pornographic, left-wing theatrical events.
Ungerer, Gustav 2000: "Mary Frith, Alias Moll Cutpurse, in Life and Literature.