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Sneak thief   /snik θif/   Listen
Sneak thief

noun
1.
A thief who steals without using violence.  Synonyms: pilferer, snitcher.






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"Sneak thief" Quotes from Famous Books



... attempt and, with a poor attempt at a laugh, answered, "Matter? Why, nothing is the matter. I am tired and nervous, same as I've told you I've been for the last two or three months, and you scared me, tiptoeing in like a sneak thief, this ...
— The Rise of Roscoe Paine • Joseph C. Lincoln

... thousand can stand this strain. It's like using a hammer to kill a fly. Really, the only use of locks is to keep out sneak thieves and to compel the modern, scientific educated burglar to make a noise. This fellow, however, was no sneak thief." ...
— The Ear in the Wall • Arthur B. Reeve



Words linked to "Sneak thief" :   pilferer, thief, stealer, wharf rat



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