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Synonyms for cutpurse

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
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).
Major Titles to Include the First-Ever Authorized Sequel to Peter Pan, Andrew Clements' Room One, and Gideon the Cutpurse -
He is given no mercy, and exits the stage while urging his cousin Cutpurse to follow him, in fact to "follow the livery.
Lerer describes the sentence for a cutpurse -- having one's ear nailed to a post and then being given a knife with which to cut the ear off -- and suggests that this event would be a sort of public entertainment.
The Roaring Girl by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker follows "fearless and feisty" Moll Cutpurse, the "Governess of London's underworld" - last played at the RSC by Helen Mirren in 1983.
Here we are introduced to cross-dressing heroine Moll Cutpurse who cuts an independent path through London's underworld and proves that she is more than a match for any man.
In collaboration with Thomas Dekker, he wrote The Roaring Girl (1611), which not only had a London setting but also represented a London character, the transvestite Moll Cutpurse.
Instinct and training hurled him forward and he was between the horse's flank and the cutpurse who had slashed off the pearls.
Some of the names are recognizable; the famous Moll Cutpurse makes several cameo appearances.
The shipmaster who observed her said she looked like Moll Cutpurse (5).