thimblerigging love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or practice of playing thimblerig; deception or trickery by sleight of hand.

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  • verb Present participle of thimblerig.

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Examples

  • How one may speculate upon the different degrees of rascality, as exhibited in each face of the thimblerigging trio, and form little histories for these worthies, charming Newgate romances, such as have been of late the fashion!

    George Cruikshank

  • How one may speculate upon the different degrees of rascality, as exhibited in each face of the thimblerigging trio, and form little histories for these worthies, charming Newgate romances, such as have been of late the fashion!

    George Cruikshank

  • The large-scale corporate thimblerigging that was going on.

    The Virtuous Republic

  • "_Reginald_ thereupon remarks that sooner than allow 'is innocent patrons to be swindled by a six-fingered thimblerigging son of a confidence trickster' e'd start in an 'expose' im.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-04-14

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