Filching
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. [1913 Webster]

Fain would they filch that little food away. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

But he that filches from me my good name, Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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