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


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  • The DVD even came with a few of those nifty 3-D glasses, which looked like they'd been pilfered from a batch of cereal boxes.

    Rabid Rewind (Book vs. Movie): Coraline

  • What I like to do is use nouns pilfered from a seemingly non-poetic source text -- this can be People Magazine (fabulous contemporary noun mall) or an internet article on hydroponics -- to explore a dream.

    Melissa Broder: Grand Theft Poetics

  • It's actually quite well done and worth the look, and considering how much these douchebags have pilfered from the public in the last ... well, for ever, it's the least they could give back to Joe Sixpack.

    Little Linkie Love

  • The E911 document ( "Control Office Administration Of Enhanced 911 Services For Special Services and Account Centers") is an impenetrable bureaucratic document that was pilfered from a Bell South compute by a young hacker, and which led to an incredible domino-chain of legal and political ramifications.

    Boing Boing

  • “Single Gun Theory” begins with footage pilfered from the 1945 Three Stooges short “Three Pests in a Mess.”

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • My earlier haiku was pilfered from the clutches of googlewebthingy.

    I Just Don't Get Poetry

  • These two boats have been at sea to try out the technology that was pilfered from the Russians.

  • [fig. 1: Aliens over Stonehenge, pilfered from the National Geographic site here]

    Stonehenge: Decoded! ; or, What's so Secret about the Past?

  • Everyone’s favorite Toronto based left wing newspaper started a new feature a little while back in their weekly Sunday Star edition titled 10 things we learned this week, which is an idea that IMHO was shamelessly pilfered from the BBC’s annual ‘100 Things’ series.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • I loved the different styles in the main trio’s apartments: Kelly (Read) has a way-out pad filled with plastic furnishings and op-art colors, while Casey (Cynthia Myers) lives in a relatively subdued abode of gold and Asian accents, and the home of “soul sister” Pet (Marcia McBroom) sports a pukey neo-Colonial look which might have been pilfered from the set of Bewitched.

    2006 June :


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