filch

Part of speech: verb

To steal in small amounts; pilfer.

Part of speech: noun

Filcher.

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Usage examples "filch":

  1. The guerdon was mine, and I was determined this time that no traitor or ingrate should filch from me the reward of my labours. - "Castles in the Air", Baroness Emmuska Orczy.
  2. Yet these mine owne: I wrong not other men, Nor trafique further then thys happy Clyme, Nor filch from Portes, nor from Petrarchs pen, A fault too common in this latter time. - "Minor Poems of Michael Drayton", Michael Drayton.
  3. Sirs, He plays you 'gainst each other as the eagle Sets ospreys in contention over prey That he may filch the prize! - "Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet", Olive Tilford Dargan.