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Reader Merchants (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Reader Merchants

Pickpockets, chiefly young Jews, who ply about the Bank to steal the pocket-books of persons who have just received their dividends there.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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