A few, and these the loudest, were swashbucklers and cutpurses.
The early wars of England, in the days of the longbow and buckler, brought on her palmiest days of cutpurses and cutthroats.
The highest order of thieves are the pickpockets or cutpurses, whom you find everywhere; and sometimes even in the best companies.
Then there are their fellow criminals, the highwaymen, forgers, cutpurses and bullies of whom we relieve his Majesty's government.
Gangs of young nobles or gangs of thieves, cutpurses, and looters roamed the streets after dark and sometimes rioted.
To 16 make short, in another minute there was nothing to be seen of the cutpurses but flying feet scampering through the night.
And God knows whether your shop is not at the mercy of cutpurses and footpads to-night!