Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who purloins; a thief.
- n. One who purloins.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who purloins.
- purloin + -er (Wiktionary)
“And right now she has a lot to say about the reign of a literate but power-drunk purloiner of antiquities, persecutor of open minds and blogs, who required the credulity of the West to be taken seriously even for a moment.”
“As I ran at full speed, with my nose up in the atmosphere, and intent only upon the purloiner of my property, I suddenly perceived that my feet rested no longer upon terre firma; the fact is, I had thrown myself over a precipice, and should inevitably have been dashed to pieces, but for my good fortune in grasping the end of a long guide-rope, which descended from a passing balloon.”
“If he is to be a purloiner, he is going to be the best of sharks.”
“As I ran at full speed, with my nose up in the atmosphere, and intent only upon the purloiner of my property, I suddenly perceived that my feet rested no longer upon terra-firma; the fact is, I had thrown myself over a precipice, and should inevitably have been dashed to pieces but for my good fortune in grasping the end of a long guide-rope which depended from a passing balloon.”
“Perhaps this dim-bulb mayor, and the MSM in fawning over Klepto Deb, are confusing pragmatist with pilferer or purloiner or maybe larcenist.”
“The purloiner of my own book called himself Stormysky, and carefully hid his tracks.”
“The enlightened reader, seeing this patch of cloth of gold upon a blanket, soon detects the bungling purloiner.”
“He is a perpetual plunderer -- a petty purloiner -- a pinching petitioner _in forma pauperis_ -- a contraband dealer in snuff.”
“The azan, or morning invitation to prayers, was now chanting forth from all the minarets, and he expected that he might catch the purloiner of his head in the very act of inviting the faithful to prayers.”
“The Mercantile Library of Philadelphia missed a number of valuable books from its shelves, and on a watch being set, a physician in the most respectable rank in society was detected as the purloiner, and more than fifty volumes recovered from him.”
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