Perhaps it was a sneak-thief who has stolen the ax or the saw from the woodshed.
The lover who seeks to be liberal is a hypocrite, a sneak-thief robbing his own heart.
There was a Russo-Armenian, a sneak-thief, and he robbed an Indian officer of some tobacco.
Like a sneak-thief, too, emerges a shock-headed navigator in his shirt-sleeves.
If the mother were away, the house would be shut up; and the Golden Wasp, that sneak-thief in royal robes, could not get in.
"Out with you, you sneak-thief; I am not afraid of you," Karl cried again.
If there is a sneak-thief in our factory, he will receive his just deserts in due time, and that with no assistance from us.
More than that, he has the sly and stealthy manners of the sneak-thief and the brigand.
It is both easy and difficult to compare a bandit to a sneak-thief, Napoleon to Cartouche.
"It am a sneak-thief," said Marcus, appearing with the small dog in his arms.