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Shop-lifting

is secretly purloining goods from a shop. Dekker speaks of the lifting-lawi.e. the law against theft. (Gothic, hlifan, to steal; hliflus, a thief; Latin, levo, to disburden.)

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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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Shoe the Horse (To)
Shoe the Wild Colt (To)
Shoes
Shoemakers
Shoot the Moon (To)
Shoot the Sun (To)
Shooting-iron (A)
Shooting Stars
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Shop-lifting
Shore (Jane)
Shoreditch
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Shot
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Shot Window (A)
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