A tiepin and safety catch designed to thwart pickpockets. "We put the nippers (cutters) on the mark's (victim's) anchor and prop, and he didnt even know he was beat (robbed)" (note: While an aid pokes an opened newspaper in the face of the victim, the actual thief cuts the tie off above the point where the tiepin is fastened.)

- american underworld lingo - 1950

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