(UK Und.) stealing (bags and purses) from carriage seats.
|Dict. of the Flash or Cant Lang. 162/2: Culling – snatching reticules from the seats of carriages at races.|
|Magistrate’s Assistant (3rd edn) 444: Snatching reticules from a carriage – culing.|
|Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. (2nd edn) 125: CULLING, or culing, stealing from the carriages on racecourses.|
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|Rochdale Obs. 24 Dec. 6/2: ‘Culing’ is [...] robbery in vogue chiefly at race times. Whilst the attention of the ladies [...] is drawn to the winning horse, the thief abstracts reticules, silk bags, etc.|