Roget category 7925. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.9. Possessive relations
›› 5.9.2. Transfer of property
homo triumliterarum [Lat.],
spoiler, depredator, pillager, marauder — harpy, shark [Slang], land shark, falcon, mosstrooper†, bushranger†, Bedouin†, brigand, freebooter, bandit, thug, dacoit† — pirate, corsair, viking, Paul Jones†, buccaneer, buccanier† — piqueerer†, pickeerer† — rover, ranger, privateer, filibuster — rapparee†, wrecker, picaroon† — smuggler, poacher — abductor, badger [Slang], bunko man, cattle thief, chor†, contrabandist†, crook, hawk, holdup man, hold-up [U.S.], jackleg [U.S.], kidnaper, rustler, cattle rustler, sandbagger, sea king, skin [Slang], sneak thief, spieler†, strong-arm man [U.S.].
highwayman, Dick Turpin, Claude Duval, Macheath, footpad, sturdy beggar.
cut purse, pick purse — pickpocket, light-fingered gentry — sharper — card sharper, skittle sharper — thimblerigger — rook [Slang], Greek, blackleg, leg, welsher [Slang] — defaulter — Autolycus†, Jeremy Diddler†, Robert Macaire, artful dodger, trickster — swell mob [Slang], chevalier d'industrie [Fr.] — shoplifter.
swindler, peculator — forger, coiner — fence, receiver of stolen goods, duffer — smasher.
burglar, housebreaker — cracksman†, magsman [Slang] — Bill Sikes, Jack Sheppard, Jonathan Wild.
gang [group of thieves], gang of thieves, theft ring — organized crime, mafia, the Sicilian Mafia, the mob, la cosa nostra [It].
[famous thieves], Dillinger, Al Capone — Robin Hood.
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