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- An arm of the southwest Pacific Ocean bounded by northeast Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. It was the scene of a U.S. World War II naval victory in May 1942.
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- n. Plural form of pick-pocket.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pick-pocket.
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This place is close and crowded and full of pick-pockets, although, again, if you go on a Sunday, you'll be unmolested.
This yearly tide of travelers has spawned a parasite class of thieves, extortionists, and pick-pockets, who line the highways home.
At the metro, I don't take the escalator — too many pick-pockets.
In old times Laverna was the Goddess of thieves, pick-pockets, and all sorts of pilferers, — a connexion of names that gave me no small satisfaction.
A movement in the heart became the flashing hand of consumerist pick-pockets.
Miss Margland angrily ordered the man to drive on, saying, she was quite sick of being thus for ever infested with beggars; who really came so often, they were no better than pick-pockets.
The conniving beggars, crafty pick-pockets and unsavory pimps – who traverse the seedy landscape onscreen in the engaging screen bio-pic – often pressured her for a take of her daily spoils.
Caution should be extended to public transportation, too; after all, pick-pockets have been known to take advantage of the jostling bumping crowds during the holiday season to slip into pockets unnoticed and steal wallets.
When shoplifters and pick-pockets and prostitutes and everybody else who is on the lower end of the spectrum who generally have a tendency to be a minority --
We get a few pick-pockets visiting us during this special time so please be careful.
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