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Snatcher  n.  One who snatches, or takes abruptly.

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"Snatcher" Quotes from Famous Books

... consists in plucking away this rosette, and bearing it in safety beyond the barricades. Should a rosette fall to the ground, it does not count. A prize is given to whoever recovers a rosette. The blood-red rosette of Nero entitled the snatcher of it to one hundred francs. Another characteristic feature of the Provencal courses is that there are no professional toreadors. Any man or boy who likes enters the lists against the bull. Usually there are from ...
— In Troubadour-Land - A Ramble in Provence and Languedoc • S. Baring-Gould

... is absolutely intolerable. When I see that hateful chapter headed 'Retrospective,' I pass over to the other side, like the Levite, only quicker. What do I care whether our hero's grandfather was Archbishop of Canterbury or a professional body-snatcher? I don't even care which of the two was my own personal friend's grandfather, and how much less can I take an interest in this imaginary progenitor of the creation of an author's brain? The introduction of such a colourless shadow is, to my mind, the height of impertinence. ...
— Some Private Views • James Payn

Words linked to "Snatcher" :   criminal, crimp, crimper, snatch, body snatcher, abductor, captor, felon, stealer, shanghaier, outlaw, malefactor, crook, kidnapper

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