thimblerigger
noun see thimblerig II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Thimblerigger — Thim ble*rig ger, n. One who cheats by thimblerigging, or tricks of legerdemain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thimblerigger — See thimblerig. * * * …   Universalium

  • thimblerigger — n. person who cheats by thimblerigging …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thimblerigger — thim·ble·rig·ger …   English syllables

  • thimblerigger — noun see thimblerig II …   Useful english dictionary

  • thimblerig — thimblerigger, n. /thim beuhl rig /, n., v., thimblerigged, thimblerigging. n. 1. a sleight of hand swindling game in which the operator palms a pellet or pea while appearing to cover it with one of three thimblelike cups, and then, moving the… …   Universalium

  • thimblerig — I. noun Date: 1826 1. a swindling trick in which a small ball or pea is quickly shifted from under one to another of three small cups to fool the spectator guessing its location 2. one who manipulates the cup in thimblerig ; thimblerigger II.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Thief — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Thief >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 thief thief robber homo triumliterarum pilferer rifler filcher plagiarist GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 spoiler spoiler depredator pillager marauder …   English dictionary for students

  • Shell game — For other uses, see Shell game (disambiguation). An illegal shell game performed with bottle caps on Fulton Street in New York City The shell game (also known as Thimblerig, Three shells and a pea, the old army game) is portrayed as a gambling… …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Norman Mason — (* 10. Januar 1955 in Salt Lake City) ist ein US amerikanischer Komponist und Musikpädagoge. Mason studierte Musik an der University of Miami und der University of Illinois. Zu seinen Lehrern zählten Donald Erb, Lukas Foss, Milton Babbitt, Roger… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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