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" Purse without Noise of any of the Bells, was adjudged a judicial Nypper, according to their Terms of Art. A Foyster was a Pickpocket, a Nypper was a Pickpurse or Cutpurse. "
A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue - Page 117
by Francis Grose - 1785 - 182 pages
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Lexicon Balatronicum: A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and ...

Francis Grose - English language - 1811 - 221 pages
...it certain counters, and was hung about with hawks bells, and over the top did hang a little sacring bell. The purse had silver in it ; and he that could...adjudged a judicial nypper : according to their terms of nrt, ajbt/iter was a pick-pocket ; a rypper was a pick purse, or cut-purse. • OBS *J BE JOYFUL. I'll...
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Grose's Classical Dictionary of Th Vulgar Tongue: Revised and Corrected ...

Francis Grose - English language - 1823 - 245 pages
...it certain counters, and was hung about with hawks bells, and over the top did hang a little sacring bell. The purse had silver in it ; and he that could...judicial nypper: according to their terms of art, a foyster was a pick-pocket ; a nypper was a pick-purse, or cut-purse. NYP-SHOP. The Peacock, in Gray'g-Inn*laue,...
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Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue: Revised and Corrected ...

Francis Grose, Pierce Egan - English language - 1823 - 242 pages
...it certain counters, and was hung about with hawks bells, and over the top did hang a little sacring bell. The purse had silver in it; and he that could...judicial nypper: according to their terms of art, af oyster was a pick-pocket; a nypper was a pick-purse, or cut-purse. NYP-SHOP. The Peacock, in Gray's-Inn-Iane,...
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The Every-day Book: Or Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports ...

William Hone - Calendars - 1827
...had in it certain counters, and was hung round with hawks' bells, and over them hung a little sacting bell.* The purse had silver in it ; and he that could take out a counter without any noise, was allowed to be a public /<ii/«f<-r;t and he thai could take a piece of silver out of...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of ..., Volume 2

William Hone - Days - 1830
...in it certain counters, and was hung round •with hawks' bells, and over them hung a little sacring bell.* The purse had silver in it ; and he that could take out a counter without any noise, was allowed to be a public f oyster A and he that could take a piece of silver out of the...
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The Companion to the Newspaper: And Journal of Facts in ..., Issues 1-13

Great Britain - 1834
...certain counters, and was hung about with hawks'-bells, and over the top did hang a little sacring-bell : the purse had silver in it ; and he that could take out a counter without any noise was allowed to be a public Fbyster ; and he that could take a piece of silver out of the...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular ...

William Hone - 1837
...had in it certain counters, and was hung round with hawks' bells, and over them hung a little sacring bell.* The purse had silver in it ; and he that could take out a counter without any noise, was allowed to be a public foytter ;\ and he that could take a piece of silver out of the...
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The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Other ...

Thomas Allen - London (England) - 1839
...certain counters, and was hung about with hawk's bells, and over the top did hang a little sacring bell. The purse had silver in it; and he that could take out a counter without any noise, was allowed to be a publicybys/er; and he that could take a piece of silver out of the pocket...
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London, Volumes 3-4

Charles Knight - London (England) - 1851
...noise was allowed to be a public Foyster i and he that could take a piece of silver out of the purse without noise of any of the bells was adjudged a judicial Nypper, according to their terms of art. A Foyster was a pick-pocket; a Nypper was a pickpurse or cut-purse.'' — Maitland's London, i. 269,...
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Holmes's Great Metropolis Or Views and History of London in the Nineteenth ...

William Gray Fearnside - 1851 - 211 pages
...certain counters, and was hung about with hawk's-bells, and over the top did hang a little sacring-bell; the purse had silver in it: and he that could take out a counter without any noise was allowed to be a public foyster: and he that could take a piece of silver out of the purse...
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