Purloining
Purloin Pur*loin", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Purloined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Purloining}.] [OF. purloignier, porloignier, to retard, delay; pur, por, pour, for (L. pro) + loin far, far off (L. longe). See {Prolong}, and cf. {Eloign}.] To take or carry away for one's self; hence, to steal; to take by theft; to filch. [1913 Webster]

Had from his wakeful custody purloined The guarded gold. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

when did the muse from Fletcher scenes purloin ? --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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