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thimblerig

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to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • had the feeling that I had just been thimblerigged by the sweetest-looking old lady

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“Thimblerig.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/thimblerig. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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