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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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No penance for the adulterer, stocks for the drunkard, whip for the petty larcener, brand for the felon, gallows for the murderer.
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 Vicomte passed at once from the popular admiration one bestows on a hero to the popular contempt with which one regards a petty larcener.
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.”