Definition of Sharpers

1. Noun. (plural of sharper) ¹



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Definition of Sharpers

1. sharper [n] - See also: sharper

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sharpers

sharp tongue
sharpbill
sharpbills
sharpchin flyingfish
sharpe
sharped
sharpen
sharpened
sharpener
sharpeners
sharpeneth
sharpening
sharpens
sharper
sharpers (current term)
sharpest
sharpfin
sharpie
sharpies
sharping
sharpings
sharpish
sharpite
sharpling
sharplings
sharply
sharpness
sharpnesses
sharps

Literary usage of Sharpers

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1. Darkness and Daylight; Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1892)
"JACK ASHORE —AN EASY PHEY FOR LAND-SHARKS AND sharpers — LIFE ... Simplicity — The Prey of Land-Sharks and sharpers — Sailors' Temptations — Dens of Robbery ..."

2. Darkness and Daylight; Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1892)
"JACK ASHORE—AN EASY PREY FOR LAND-SHARKS AND sharpers —LIFE ON THE "ST. MARY'S" AND AT THE SAILORS' SNUG HARBOR. The Universal Love for the Sea — Sailor ..."

3. A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis: Containing a Detail of the by Patrick Colquhoun (1797)
"sharpers who become Pawnbrokers. —zd. sharpers who obtain Licences as Hawkers and Pedlars. ... sharpers and Swindlers who fet up Fraudulent Lottery Offices. ..."

4. Social Life in the Reign of Queen Anne: Taken from Original Sources by John Ashton (1882)
"... robberies—Footpads—Burglars—John Hall—Benefit of clergy—Coining — Pickpockets — Robbery from children—Perjury—sharpers— Begging impostors — Gipsies ..."

5. The Works of Tobias Smollett by Tobias George Smollett, William Ernest Henley (1900)
"CHAPTER LXIX Godfrey executes a Scheme at Bath, by which a whole Company of sharpers is ruined On the evening after their arrival at Bath, Godfrey, ..."

6. The British Essayists by James Ferguson (1823)
"For the sharpers,' continued he, ' at present are not as formerly under the ... It is from this toleration, that sharpers are to be found among all sarts of ..."

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