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Thimblerig

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Noun

1. shell game, thimblerig

a swindling sleight-of-hand game; victim guesses which of three things a pellet is under

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Thimblerig

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noun
1. 
a game in which the operator rapidly moves about three inverted thimbles, often with sleight of hand, one of which conceals a token, the other player betting on which thimble the token is under
verb -rigs, -rigging or -rigged
2. (transitive)
to cheat or swindle, as in this game

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Thimblerig

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noun
1. 
shell game
verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈthimbleˌrigged or ˈthimbleˌrigging
2. 
to cheat or swindle, as in this game

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Thimblerig

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n.
2. One who operates a thimblerig.
tr.v. thim·ble·rigged, thim·ble·rig·ging, thim·ble·rigs
To swindle with or as if with a thimblerig.

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