Definitions

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  • n. One who commits larceny, a thief.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who commits larceny.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • One who commits larceny; a thief.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who commits larceny

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Examples

  • No penance for the adulterer, stocks for the drunkard, whip for the petty larcener, brand for the felon, gallows for the murderer.

    Good Thoughts in Bad Times and Other Papers.

  • Nevertheless, as an upright man will never wish barefacedly to steal from others, so does he determine at all times to claim independently his own: to be robbed, and not resent it (I speak foolishly), is the next mean thing after pilfering itself; and rash will be thy daring, O literary larcener!

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • The Vicomte passed at once from the popular admiration one bestows on a hero to the popular contempt with which one regards a petty larcener.

    The Parisians — Volume 03

  • And it doesn’t do any good trying to pretend you’re dodging out to pinch a petty larcener when I know jolly well what you are up to, and, to be perfectly honest, am often dying to hear about it.”

    Final Curtain

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