FORK. A pickpocket. Let us fork him; let us pick his
pocket.--'The newest and most dexterous way, which is,
to thrust the fingers strait, stiff, open, and very quick,
into the pocket, and so closing them, hook what can
be held between them.' N.B. This was taken from a
book written many years ago: doubtless the art of picking
pockets, like all others, must have been much improved
since that time.