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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of filch.

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Examples

  • Hutten had little or none of Luther's religious fervor, but he could not find colors too dark in which to picture to his countrymen the greed of the papal curia, which he described as a vast den, to which everything was dragged which could be filched from the Germans.

    An Introduction to the History of Western Europe

  • For his villain-in-chief, however, Garner repurposes a name filched from the Norse pantheon - originally, Nastrond signified the underworld Shore of Corpses, but in Garner's Alderley he is the unseen Great Spirit of Darkness, moving against the child protagonists by means of minions like the "svart alfar".

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  • His livestock specialist, whom he had filched from the Federal Government, in England outbid the Rothschilds’ Shire farm for Hillcrest Chieftain, quickly to be known as Forrest’s

    CHAPTER VI

  • His livestock specialist, whom he had filched from the Federal Government, in England outbid the Rothschilds’

    The Little Lady of the Big House, by Jack London

  • Some of the captions are quite amusing:shamelessly 'filched' from Jason's COUNTERCOLUMN: The Adjunct of Ev...

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  • A book which we shall select for you at random from our exhaustive library of titles filched from "Steve's" collection of books sent to him by editors.

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  • He glanced over at Tara, scribbling notes at a nearby desk filched from the Library of Congress.

    Rogue Oracle

  • The Little Shop of Horrors had filched it from LOC, despite the LOC inventory sticker on the bottom.

    Rogue Oracle

  • Hughes vowed, "I was bound to see that the religious rights of my flock should not be filched away from them, under the pretext of education."

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  • The ethanol lobby has filched taxpayers for so long that it's only natural that the Senate's move this week toward rationalizing the industry's subsidies would be described as a "momentous shift away from federal assistance," as the Des Moines Register put it.

    The Ethanol Two-Step

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