Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who catches thieves, or whose business is to detect thieves and bring them to justice.
“What art thou thrusting that thief-catcher into my face for, man?”
“Thom, seated across the lapis-inlaid table from the thief-catcher, looked as little the gleeman in his finely cut coat of bronze wool, as he did the man who had once been Queen Morgase's lover.”
“The thief-catcher glared at him, then bent to a furious study of the board.”
“And if not, then Juilin; a thief-catcher should know how.”
“Thom and Juilin exchanged glances, and the Tairen thief-catcher pulled a coin from his coat pocket, but Nynaeve gave him no chance to flip it.”
“A good thing he has no need for a thief-catcher,”
“You watch what questions you ask, thief-catcher, or you'll gut yourself for market.”
“The thief-catcher looked as if he would rather clean the cages with his bare hands.”
“The thief-catcher always sought out the cutpurses and burglars and footpads in a town; he claimed they knew more of what was really going on than any official.”
“Trotting, he followed the thief-catcher, who peered at the tall doors they passed, muttering that he knew it was here somewhere. previous |”
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