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It was even filthier and more crowded than the county jail; all the smaller fry out of the latter had been sifted into it--the petty thieves and swindlers, the brawlers and vagrants.
The thieves, however, were too nimble for him, and again secured both the bag and the trusty Gurth.
The count soon heard the rattling of a bunch of skeleton keys, such as the locksmith brings when called to force a lock, and which thieves call nightingales, doubtless from the music of their nightly song when they grind against the bolt.
Montano, the King of Thieves, was first heard of in the mountains some ten years ago, when people said brigands were extinct.
Then came the Kingdom of Argot; that is to say, all the thieves of France, arranged according to the order of their dignity; the minor people walking first.
As there are no men who complain more of the frauds of business than highwaymen, gamesters, and other thieves of that kind, so there are none who so bitterly exclaim against the frauds of gamesters, &c.
Verily, on soft soles doth it come to me, the dearest of thieves, and stealeth from me my thoughts: stupid do I then stand, like this academic chair.
We're going to take you round to the high road, anyhow, and you'll find help enough against thieves there, if you want it.
It was said that the thieves used bicycles in every case, but what is not said?
Our chance of catching the thieves may depend on our not wasting one unnecessary minute.
But neither were the thieves he had been looking after.
She built great hopes on some complication in the peninsula for arousing a great movement of national indignation in Russia against "these thieves--thieves thieves.