GILT, or RUM DUBBER. A thief who picks locks, so called
from the gilt or picklock key: many of them are so
expert, that, from the lock of a church door to that of
the smallest cabinet, they will find means to open it;
these go into reputable public houses, where, pretending
business, they contrive to get into private rooms, up
stairs, where they open any bureaus or trunks they happen
to find there.