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


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  • I have always thought 'vivacuous' is a good word, and hope one day to write a book about this phenomenon, using a title purloined from some Fitzroy graffiti, 'Gentrifuct'.

    Dis-O Week

  • By prominent members of the international climate science community whose "Climategate" e-mails purloined from the prestigious East Anglia University Climate Research Unit that exposed clear evidence of data manipulation, concealment of public records and exclusion of disagreeable research findings from influential publications.

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  • I do wonder how Bob Dole protégée Sheila Bair evaluated "WaMu's extensive collection of art and artifacts" when she assigned a price of $1. 9B to the $307B she purloined from the bank and from the NW for Wall St Nation's own Jamie Dimon.

    Food for thought -- spicy food (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Overheard at the Bunch Family Salon, as WonderBaby raced in circles with a giant bottle purloined from the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre Props Corner:

    Dads Can Be Lactivists, Too! | Her Bad Mother

  • Trafficking in purloined materials for the sisterhood.


  • Yet in your posts #s 626 and 647 you refer to Iraqi resistance fighters as “Haji” (a derogatory term obviously purloined from the “Johnny Quest” series from years ago, referring to the dark skinned side kick).

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  • Car chase, rooftop chase, sewer chase, apartment knife fight chase, boat chase, plane chase, Chase-Morgan, certainly they all were purloined from the Bourne genre but somehow Bourne’s were more believable.

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  • That case leads Sam into investigating stolen gold coins purloined on the San Anselmo.

    Spade & Archer-Joe Gores « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews

  • But, whatever solid or figure is used to illustrate color relations, it must combine the three scales of hue, value, and chroma, and these definite scales furnish a name for every color based upon its intrinsic qualities, and free from terms purloined in other sensations, or caught from the fluctuating colors of natural objects.

    A Color Notation A measured color system, based on the three qualities Hue, Value and Chroma

  • When a federal judge ordered Scruggs to return what he called the "purloined" documents, Mr. Hood interceded, advising Scruggs to send the documents to him out of the reach of the federal court and State Farm, which wouldn't know what had been taken and would be less able to defend itself.

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