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Light-fingered   Listen
adjective
Light-fingered  adj.  Dexterous in taking and conveying away; thievish; pilfering; addicted to petty thefts.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Light-fingered" Quotes from Famous Books



... hasty reader. "Tristram Shandy" and "The Sentimental Journey" are books to be enjoyed slowly and lingeringly, with many humorous after-thoughts and a certain Rabelaisian unction. A shrewd and ironical wisdom, gentle and light-fingered and redolent of evasive sentiment, is evoked from ...
— One Hundred Best Books • John Cowper Powys

... advances down the platform—more ghastly, more horrible, enormous! It is as tall as the whole stage. It seems to be advancing on the stalls and pit, and the whole house screams with terror, as the GHOST OF THE LATE HAMLET comes in, and begins to speak. Several people faint, and the light-fingered gentry pick pockets furiously ...
— Roundabout Papers • William Makepeace Thackeray



Words linked to "Light-fingered" :   adroit, nimble-fingered



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