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n.1.The act or business of stealing or kidnaping human beings, especially with a view to e slave them.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Michelle Embree's Manstealing for Fat Girls (Soft Skull), Michelle Tea's Rose of No Man's Land (McAdam/Cage) and Amy Bryant's Polly (Harper Perennial) are three more examples of revolutionary teen girl fiction.
In Manstealing for Fat Girls, Embree ups the leading age to 17, using an underdeveloped but more competent model of Tea's protagonist, one with at least a few friends, interests and parties to go to in her particular American shit-town.
27, 1850, at 1; The Manstealing Law, EMANCIPATOR & REPUBLICAN, Oct.