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Definition of FILCHING

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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 v.0.48 [gcide]

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