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Thievish, 1) practising theft: “that rich jewel he should keep unknown from t. ears,” Lucr. 35. “like a t. dog,” Lucr. 35 “truth proves t. for a price so dear,” Sonn. 48, 14.
Applied to violent robbery: “with a base and boisterous sword enforce a t. living on the common road,” As II, 3, 33. “walk in t. ways,” Rom. IV, 1, 79 (ways infested by robbers).
2) moving stealthily: “time's t. progress to eternity,” Sonn. 77, 8. “hath told the t. minutes how they pass,” All's II, 1, 169.
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