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 Lifted up.Lifting (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lifter.
 
A thief. We still call one who plunders shops a “shop-lifter.”   1
       
“Is he so young a man, and so old a lifter?”
       
Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, i. 2.
 


 Lifted up.Lifting (The). 

 
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