Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of pickpurse.

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Examples

  • Berowne confesses, on their joint behalf, that they are all pickpurses in love and deserve chastisement.

    Shakespeare

  • Steele suddenly called him by name, said something in that selfsame dialect of pickpurses and their ilk.

    Half A Chance

  • These brigands and cut-throats, pimps and pickpurses are set before us without bravado, without the genteel glaze of the timid painter, without an attempt to call a prostitute a _cocotte_.

    Promenades of an Impressionist

  • Cagliostro; milliner Dame de Lamotte, 'with a face of some piquancy:' the highest Church Dignitaries waltzing, in Walpurgis Dance, with quack-prophets, pickpurses and public women; -- a whole Satan's Invisible

    The French Revolution

  • By St. Peter of the Fetters, 'tis an irksome matter to have such a troop of idle, mischievous, dainty striplings thrust on one, giving more trouble, and making more call and outcry than twice as many honest thieves and pickpurses. "

    The Armourer's Prentices

  • By Saint Peter of the Fetters, 'tis an irksome matter to have such a troop of idle, mischievous, dainty striplings thrust on one, giving more trouble, and making more call and outcry than twice as many honest thieves and pickpurses. "

    The Armourer's Prentices

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