Again Theodora and I watched for the pilferer, and captured the cunning creature in the act.
Dear Mr. pilferer,—In answer to your note, I have nothing to say of any interest.
The pilferer will not be a colourless reflection of public opinion for the time being.
Mercury, says he, a pilferer by trade, loves his nails too well to let them be pared.
It was not possible that this was a bad man, a stealer of children, a pilferer of old men's cupboards.
What have you done with my piece of writing paper, you pilferer?
We are the pilferer, price sixpence, published monthly; a reduction on taking a quantity.
“The pilferer grabs the dole” (sportulam furunculus captat) was a proverb.
Ducking from the bowsprit end, towing in a rope astern, and marooning, were also practised as punishments for the pilferer.
Now and then, but rarely, we found a pilferer, but not oftener than among the frontier white people.