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 Moll (Kentish).Moll Flanders. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Moll Cutpurse.
Mary Frith, a woman of masculine vigour, who not unfrequently assumed man’s attire. She was a notorious thief and cutpurse, who once attacked General Fairfax on Hounslow Heath, for which she was sent to Newgate. She escaped by bribery, and died at last of dropsy in the seventy-fifth year of her age. (Time of Charles I.)   1

 Moll (Kentish).Moll Flanders. 


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