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filch


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Filch  \Filch\  (f[i^]lch),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Filched} 
  (f[i^]lcht);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Filching}.]  [Cf.  AS  feolan  to 
  stick  to  OHG.  felhan  felahan  to  hide,  Icel.  fela,  Goth. 
  filhan  to  hide,  bury,  Prov.  E.  feal  to  hide  slyly,  OE 
  felen.] 
  To  steal  or  take  privily  (commonly,  that  which  is  of  little 
  value);  to  pilfer. 
 
  Fain  would  they  filch  that  little  food  away  --Dryden. 
 
  But  he  that  filches  from  me  my  good  name  Robs  me  of 
  that  which  not  enriches  him  And  makes  me  poor  indeed. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  filch 
  v  :  make  off  with  belongings  of  others  [syn:  {pilfer},  {cabbage}, 
  {purloin},  {pinch},  {abstract},  {snarf},  {swipe},  {hook}, 
  {sneak},  {nobble},  {lift}] 




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