(plural Adam Tilers)
- 1934, Brian Penton, Landtakers: The Story of an Epoch:
- He waved his hand. "Well, you know how these sods gas. Most likely there's nothing in it. It's a cert Gursey sank dead on the gutter at the Flat. It'd be hard to prove he was Jem's Adam Tiler."
- 2007, S. Thomas Russell, Under Enemy Colors:
- “And do you know what an Adam Tiler does?” Wickham looked a bit embarrassed. “Is he employed in the repair of roofs, sir?”
- “An Adam Tiler is the associate of a Fork, better known as a pickpocket.”
- 2007, Ronnie Blackwell, Spite, page 154:
- “Then Sue lifted his passkey as he turned to go back to the office.”
- “Lifted?” I said. “So now you've got the lingo down? Next you'll be telling me about marks, nippers, and Adam Tilers.” The Adam Tiler bit brought a puzzled look from even Sue.
- “Oh, oh, I was the misdirection,” Narlene blurted. “I sort of let my pareo slip off of my shoulder at just the right time.”
- 2009, Georgette Heyer, The Corinthian, page 112:
- "In Mr Yarde's picturesque but somewhat obscure language, he — er — tipped the cole to Adam Tiler. Have I that right?'
- 'How the d-devil should I know?' snapped Brandon.
- 'You must forgive me. You seem to me to be so familiar with — er — thieves and — er — swashbucklers, that I assumed that you were conversant also with thieving cant.'