Dictionary of Thieving Slang, 1737

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crime phrase

STRIKE

STRIKE, to beg or rob; also to borrow Money. Strike all the Cheats; Rob all that you meet. Strike the Cull; Beg of that Gentleman. Strike the Cloy; Get the Fellow's Money from him. He has struck the Quidds; He has got the Money from him. He strikes every Body; He borrows Money every where; he runs in every one's Debt.

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