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 Conversation Sharp.Conveyers. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Convey.
 
A polite term for steal. Thieves are, by a similar euphemism, called conveyers. (Latin, con-veho, to carry away.)   1
        “Convey, the wise it call. Steal! foh! a flco for the phrase.”—Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, i. 3.
 


 Conversation Sharp.Conveyers. 

 
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