Fagin


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fagin

(ˈfeɪɡɪn)
n
(Law) a criminal, esp one who instructs other criminals
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Noun1.Fagin - a villainous Jew in a novel by Charles Dickens; "Fagin was a fence who trained boys as pickpockets"
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'This is him, Fagin,' said Jack Dawkins; 'my friend Oliver Twist.'
"It's like Fagin all over again,"said Sara McLeish, who worked in Gael's lamp shop in Orchard Street.
The firm also announced a prominent addition to its governance structure, with Allen Fagin, formerly chair of Proskauer Rose LLP, joining Validity's board of directors.
London-based Avant Garde Dance, which pushes the boundaries of hip-hop and contemporary dance, and contemporary dance centre The Place, also in London, will be performing Tony Adigun's Fagin's Twist at the city venue for two nights on November 2 and 3 as part of a UK tour.
Washington replaced Ken Gross, the outgoing consul general, with Steven Fagin, director of the Office of Iranian Affairs at the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.
He was one of the stand-out stars alongside Artful Dodger, played by Alexander Bland , Nancy (Lisa Goldie) and Fagin (David Campbell).
He arrives exhausted and starving and is soon welcomed in a gang of pickpockets lead by the old crook Fagin. When he is mistakenly taken as a thief, the wealthy victim Brownlow brings Oliver to his home and shelters him.
FAGIN'S Twist is an ambitious reimagining of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist by innovative hip hop/contemporary dance company Avant Garde Dance.
Led by artistic director Tony Adigun, the company takes the classic piece of literature as its starting point and presents an evocative story of Fagin's youth, corrupted by greed and worn down by poverty.
Vikkie, who found Fagin on a roadside after he had fallen out of his nest, says the bird goes shopping with her, watches TV on the sofa - and is even learning to talk.
Along with Shakespeare's money-lending Shylock, it's Fagin, the leader of a pack of orphan pickpockets in Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist, who's most responsible for stereotypes that Jews are greedy and untrustworthy.