He excludes "the insolence of office," and "the cutpurse of the empire and the rule."
The pickpocket plied his trade, only he was then a cutpurse.
I feel as if only to think of it were lowering myself to the level of some cutpurse.
Some apprentices had caught a cutpurse in the crowd, and were beating him unmercifully.
He tickles his ears with a straw, and while he is pleased ...