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  • v. Present participle of filch.


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  • "The Queen," said my daughter, "should celebrate her Jubilee by giving good gifts to her subjects, and not by filching from the poor their pennies.

    Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897

  • Then the Philadelphia Eagles, the team I adore, went out and made the most dramatic free-agent signing of the year, filching world-class cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha from under the noses of the New York Jets, and my attitude underwent a dramatic shift.

    To Heaven From Hell With the NFL

  • It's as good an option, I decide that evening, as filching leftovers from supermarket bins.

    Eating for £1 a day

  • I was in the Morosani Post Hotel on Wednesday morning a little after 9, checking my e-mail and filching a breakfast roll from the dining room, when I heard a loud rumble, followed by reverberating rattle.

    Me and the Bomb

  • They don't have to worry about passersby filching begonias, Rottweilers doing their business amidst the chrysanthemums, teenagers tossing their beer cans into the petunias, or Range Rovers whipping around the corner and killing my wife while she's pruning the fuchsias.

    Dreading the Arrival of Daffodils

  • Maybe Hightower didn't originate those lines (as Milton Berle used to say, "When you steal from me, you steal twice"), but he delivered them with a gusto akin to genuine authorship and over the years has come up with enough original material of his own to absolve him -- mostly -- from the sin of occasional joke-filching.

    Michael Winship: The Lowdown from Hightower

  • What do you get when you cross Eric Kleptones 'song-filching "Come Again" with a montage of classic movie dance numbers?

    Singles File

  • Anti-theft and recovery devices like sensitive alarm systems, OnStar and immobilization technology help deter filching as well.

    The Most-Stolen Cars

  • Izza feline filching…uh cat caper…uh purr-loin if yew will.

    THE HUMANZ - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Looking like Darth Vader when leaving the house, filching my 7 year old's ski mask.

    Posable Figures: Playing With Yourself


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  • Not only did we line our pockets with ducats; but the most unsearchable parts of our dress were made the receptacles of our filchings.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 6 ch. 1

    September 20, 2008