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Thievery

Alfarache, Guzmán de
picaresque, peripatetic thief; lived by unscrupulous wits. [Span. Lit.: The Life of Guzman de Alfarache]
Armstrong, Johnnie
Scottish Robin Hood; robbed only the English. [Br. Hist.: Walsh Classical, 31–32]
Artful Dodger
tricky thief; pupil of Fagin. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Oliver Twist]
Autolycus
master robber. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 96]
Barabbas
thief released instead of Jesus to appease crowd. [N.T.: Matthew 27:16–26; Mark 15:7–15; John 18:40]
Cacus
Vulcan’s three-headed, thieving son. [Rom. Myth.: Benét, 154]
Compeyson
accomplished criminal; swindles, forges, and steals. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
Crackit, Toby
a housebreaker; burglarizes Chertsey. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
Dawkins, John
London pickpocket and thief. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
Fagin
he trained young boys to become thieves. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
Gradgrind, Tom
thief; robbed Bounderby’s Bank. [Br. Lit.: Hard Times]
Hood, Robin
took from the rich and gave to the poor. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
Knave of Hearts
“stole the tarts” made by Queen of Hearts. [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring Gould, 152]
Lockhart, Jamie
a backwoods bandit with heroic qualities, chosen by a rich planter to be his daughter’s husband. [Am. Lit.: Eudora Welty The Robber Bridegroom in Weiss, 124]
Mak
sheep stealer succeeds by waiting till the shepherds fall asleep. [Br. Lit.: The Second Shepherd’s Play]
Mercury
god of thieves. [Gk. Myth.: Wheeler, 240]
Nicholas’s
Clerks slang for thieves. [Br. Usage: Brewer Hand-book, 754; Br. Lit.: I Henry IV; II Henry IV]
Nym
humorous thief and rogue. [Br. Lit.: Merry Wives of Windsor; Henry V]
Raffles
leading Victorian criminal-hero. [Br. Lit.: Herman, 19–20]
Sikes, Bill
Fagin’s thieving associate. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
Taffy
Welshman who “stole a piece of beef.” [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring Gould, 72–73]
Turpin, Dick
(1706–1739) English housebreaker and highway-man. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1108]
Valentine, Jimmy
a romanticized burglar. [Am. Lit: Alias Jimmy Valentine, Espy, 337]
Valjean, Jean
stole a loaf of bread; sentenced to 19 years in jail. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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SELECTIONS BRIGHTON: 2.00 Timeteam, 2.30 Labore, 3.05 High On The Hog, 3.35 Maywood, 4.05 FIRE KING (NAP), 4.40 Catbells, 5.10 Firehawk CARLISLE: 2.20 Scriptwriter, 2.55 King Penda, 3.25 Lord Larsson, 3.55 Rubipresent, 4.30 Stagecoach Amber, 5.00 Aztec Treasure, 5.30 Floraclock KEMPTON: 5.40 Chevise, 6.10 Living It Large, 6.40 Thundering Home, 7.10 Stoical, 7.40 Beauchamp Xiara, 8.10 Modun, 8.40 Slikback Jack, 9.10 Slugger O'Toole LUDLOW: 2.10 Caracal, 2.40 Twentynineblack, 3.15 Bollywood, 3.45 Dormouse, 4.15 Autumn Red, 4.50 Thievery, 5.20 Scoter Fontaine THURLES: 2.15 Scholars Mate, 2.45 Not Before Eight, 3.20 Sang Bleu, 3.50 Sarsfields Legend, 4.20 The Shepherd King, 4.55 Aitmatov, 5.25 New Town Bay DOUBLE: Fire King and Thievery
TOMORROW'S TIPS BRIGHTON: 2.00 Timeteam, 2.30 Labore, 3.05 High On The Hog, 3.35 Maywood, 4.05 FIRE KING (NAP), 4.40 Catbells, 5.10 Firehawk CARLISLE: 2.20 Scriptwriter, 2.55 King Penda, 3.25 Lord Larsson, 3.55 Rubipresent, 4.30 Stagecoach Amber, 5.00 Aztec Treasure, 5.30 Floraclock KEMPTON: 5.40 Chevise, 6.10 Living It Large, 6.40 Thundering Home, 7.10 Stoical, 7.40 Beauchamp Xiara, 8.10 Modun, 8.40 Slikback Jack, 9.10 Slugger O'Toole LUDLOW: 2.10 Caracal, 2.40 Twentynineblack, 3.15 Bollywood, 3.45 Dormouse, 4.15 Autumn Red, 4.50 Thievery, 5.20 Scoter Fontaine DOUBLE: Fire King and Thievery