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cattle-rustler

One who steals meat from supermarkets in order to resell it. Please tell me you didn't buy this meat from a cattle-rustler.
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cattle-rustler

n. a thief who steals meat from supermarkets for resale. (Underworld.) Marty is a cattle-rustler, and she’s got some stuff for sale.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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