Artful Dodger


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Artful Dodger

nickname for the sly pickpocket, John Dawkins. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
See: Cunning

Artful Dodger

tricky thief; pupil of Fagin. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Oliver Twist]
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Dawkin's appearance did not say a vast deal in favour of the comforts which his patron's interest obtained for those whom he took under his protection; but, as he had a rather flightly and dissolute mode of conversing, and furthermore avowed that among his intimate friends he was better known by the sobriquet of 'The Artful Dodger,' Oliver concluded that, being of a dissipated and careless turn, the moral precepts of his benefactor had hitherto been thrown away upon him.
The quarter to five has struck, and the play slackens for a minute before goal; but there is Crew, the artful dodger, driving the ball in behind our goal, on the island side, where our quarters are weakest.
Meg made many moral rules, and tried to keep them, but what mother was ever proof against the winning wiles, the ingenious evasions, or the tranquil audacity of the miniature men and women who so early show themselves accomplished Artful Dodgers?
YOU'LL WANT MORE: Fagin, the Artful Dodger, Oliver and Nancy will entertain you
The chirpy Artful Dodger comes courtesy of lively Joshua Dennison Dobie.
JACK WILD, the actor who played the Artful Dodger in the 1968 film Oliver!, died last night after a battle with cancer.
The main cast members have more than 60 years of experience in amateur theatre productions, even the young Oliver and Artful Dodger are already seasoned hands!
The minutes turned into an hour as the Artful Dodger crew, the bagpiper and I stared out into the rolling mist.
1 Who played the Artful Dodger in the film muscial Oliver!?
The former child star, who was just 16 when he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as the Artful Dodger in the 1968 film Oliver, was diagnosed with the disease in 2000.
The main cast members have more than 60 years of experience in amateur theatre productions ( even the young Oliver and Artful Dodger are already seasoned hands!
You might want to nominate your own love rat, a boss whose man management is straight from Scrooge or maybe an Artful Dodger conman.