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purloin
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The Hobbit
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  • A really first-class and legendary burglar would at this point have picked the trolls’ pockets ... purloined the beer, and walked off without their noticing him.

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  • The museum’s night watchman purloined the artifacts.
  • Poe’s story is titled, The Purloined Letter.

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