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Cutpurse   Listen
noun
Cutpurse  n.  One who cuts purses for the sake of stealing them or their contents (an act common when men wore purses fastened by a string to their girdles); one who steals from the person; a pickpocket "To have an open ear, a quick eye, and a nimble hand, is necessary for a cutpurse."






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"Cutpurse" Quotes from Famous Books



... are honest?" cried the Scotchman. "Ashamed that sin nae longer besets ye, an' that ye are lifted above the thief an' the cutpurse! Master Bonnet, Master Bonnet, in good truth I am ...
— Kate Bonnet - The Romance of a Pirate's Daughter • Frank R. Stockton

... The Athenian Society To Mr. Congreve Occasioned by Sir William Temple's late illness and recovery Written in a Lady's Ivory Table Book Mrs. Frances Harris's Petition A Ballad on the game of Traffic A Ballad to the tune of the Cutpurse The Discovery The Problem The Description of a Salamander To Charles Mordaunt, Earl of Peterborough On the Union On Mrs. Biddy Floyd The Reverse Apollo Outwitted Answer to Lines from May Fair Vanbrugh's House Vanbrugh's ...
— The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Volume I (of 2) • Jonathan Swift

... had begun which were to make them both immortal. He regretted the spitefulness that had led him to write in another name than hers because she had refused to support him. He had been a viler beast than the cutpurse poet of old France, without the lilies of verse that bloom pure white above the ...
— We Can't Have Everything • Rupert Hughes



Words linked to "Cutpurse" :   pickpocket, thief, dip



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