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  • Horse thief — A Horse thief is a person who steals horses. The label historically carries negative connotations of guile and depredation approximating the same weight of evil as a kidnapper or swindler.HistoryUSAThe term horse thief came into great popularity… …   Wikipedia

  • horse-thief, you old —    In Britain there are many speakers who would consider this is a typically American term of address, a point rather laboured by Pamela Hansford Johnson. In A Summer to Decide she writes: ‘Good to see you, Cran, you old horse thief. Isn’t that… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • Horse Thief Lake — Infobox lake lake name = Horse Thief Lake image lake = caption lake = image bathymetry = caption bathymetry = location = Pennington County, South Dakota coords = coord|43|53|39|N|103|28|47|W|region:US SD type:waterbody… …   Wikipedia

  • Horse Thief Hollow — Oak Lawn, Michigan …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • The Horse Thief — Traditional 盜馬賊 Simplified 盗马贼 Mandarin Dào mǎ zéi Directed by …   Wikipedia

  • Anti Horse Thief Association — The Anti Horse Thief Association was a vigilance committee, organized at Fort Scott, Kansas, in 1859 to provide protection against marauders thriving on border warfare. It resembled other vigilance societies in organization and methods, though… …   Wikipedia

  • Romance of a Horse Thief —    Voir Le Voleur de chevaux …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • thief —    Normally an insulting accusation, the seriousness of which depends on what is alleged to have been stolen. ‘You thief’ said by one child to another because of a stolen chocolate biscuit, for instance, would be thought of as part of childhood’s …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • thief — 01. A [thief] broke into the museum, and stole a painting worth almost one million dollars. 02. Two young high school students have been arrested for car [theft] after being found in possession of a stolen mini van. 03. You have to be careful of… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • The Society in Dedham for Apprehending Horse Thieves — is the oldest continually existing horse thief apprehending organization in the United States, and one of Dedham’s most venerable social organizations. [ [ Society s Website] ] cite journal | author=Robert… …   Wikipedia