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Adam Tiler

An obsolete term for the accomplice of a pickpocket, who is given and escapes with the stolen goods. Here, "Adam" refers to the first man (as in the Garden of Eden), while "Tiler" is an obsolete slang term for a pickpocket. We have caught the pickpocket, but some Adam Tiler made off with the money.
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Investigations revealed that the 42-year-old Indian tiler and other workers [who absconded] were the ones who had incited the workers to strike and riot and start the fire.
Police's primary interrogations revealed that the 42-year-old Indian tiler and other workers [who remain at large] were the ones who had incited the workers to strike and riot and start the fire.
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Klein hopes to place Michelle with professional tilers during the coming school year.
The tiler, who had previously been very reliable, was due on the Monday but failed to show up, Tuesday came and went and there was still no sign of him.
Things got even worse for Pompey as Crowe was dismissed for a second bookable offence and Tiler also received a second yellow two minutes from time for a clear head-butt on Tod.
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HALIFAX'S British and European weightlifting champion, Rebekah Tiler, was on hand at Tong High School to celebrate the start of the 2014-15 Jet2 Holidays West Yorkshire School Games.
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In the following year 1976-77, Jim Cumbes, Pat McMahon, Neil Rioch and Brian Tiler were enticed to Portland with the latter taking up a player coaching role, in place of Crowther but Timbers were unable to hit the heights of their first season.
He added that Goodchild was an unemployed tiler currently receiving pounds 55-a-week income support and would struggle to pay a financial penalty.
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