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Hi, can anyone please help me with the following sentence?

I was doing a click, after their cooking pots for the marker.

It's old British English circa from 1890s. I guess the "click" means he was stealing, but I'm helpless with the "marker". I don't know if it's an error and there should be "market" or if there's some meaning I can't find?

Thank you.

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Yes, doing a click is stealing. "Marker" is an obsolete word for a fence, a receiver of stolen goods. I found it in the OED marked "cant". The lone citation was from 1591.

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