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  • v. Present participle of pilfer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Thieving in a small way.


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  • Yay for the whales!

    July 15, 2009

  • This cracks me up.

    "He showed me an extraordinary video of sperm whales pilfering catch from fishermen’s lines in Alaska, 50-foot-long, massive-jawed behemoths delicately snatching a single black cod from a longline’s dangling hook, like an hors d’oeuvre from a cocktail toothpick. Fishermen are currently losing 5 to 10 percent of their yearly haul and fear the problem could become worse because whales who have mastered the technique are busily teaching it to others. The news seems to be rapidly spreading, as reports of similar fish-snatching are coming in from fishermen all over the world."

    Seen here.

    July 15, 2009