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- n. petty theft
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Petty theft.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of pilfering; petty theft; also, the thing stolen.
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Porter's pilfery and his 74-yard return for the game-clinching touchdown provided the Saints with the momentum-swinging defensive play many experts predicted they would need to beat the Colts for their first championship.
Yeah, the pilfery isn't a quality all us single ladies look for in an eligible ex-con dentist, but she's giving me some major Rex de ja vu.
This paflitge of the aibrefaid pilfery is delineated, and wrought in the hangings about the choir, with the portraitures of the king, H v go I1. 1 m i, and the thief: under which are thefe verles:
A man of imagination this aide-de-camp, for when at his command M. M.urey showed him over the palace and pointed out the gaps in the collections made by the soldiers’ pilfery, he said with an all-explanatory air, “But why didn’t you get souvenirs ready for the officers?”