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Related to purloiner: pilferer, repaired, gave way
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Don't be a small-time book crook or a petty periodical purloiner.
Accordingly, the forger was put to Death; the utterer of a bad note was put to Death; the unlawful opener of a letter was put to Death; the purloiner of forty shillings and sixpence was put to death; the holder of a horse at Tellson's door, who made off with it, was put to Death; the coiner of a bad shilling was put to Death; the sounders of three-fourths of the notes in the whole gamut of Crime were put to Death.
Depending on your locale, the "freedom" day might have been earlier because your local purloiners were not quite as grasping.