an expert pickpocket who uses a wire to remove objects from his victims.
the most skilful grade of pickpocket, esp. one who steals from women.
|Seven Curses of London 89: Long-fingered thieves expert in emptying ladies’ pockets – fine wirers.|
|Sandburrs 24: Mollie’s d’ flyest fine-woiker on Byrnes’s books [...] D’ supers has to be yellow; d’ white kind don’t pay; an’ d’ rocks has to be d’ real t’ing. In d’ old day, Mollie was d’ king of d’ dips, for fair!‘The Humming Bird’ in|
|Boss 168: A mob of them Western fine-workers are likely to blow.|