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Lifter

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A thief. We still call one who plunders shops a “shop-lifter.”

“Is he so young a man, and so old a lifter?”


Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, i. 2.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Life-buoy (A)
Life-Guards
Life Policy (A)
Life Preserver (A)
Lift
Lift not up your Horn on High. (Psalm lxxv. 5.)
Lift up the Heel against Me (To)
Lift up the Voice (To)
Lifted up
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Lifting (The)
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Light Comedian (A)
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