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pilfer
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
to steal things of little value — especially on a regular basis
  • Furiously he pilfered pockets, and found a dozen beautiful cigarettes in a wrinkled and flattened paper case.
    Chapter 28 (28% in)
  • He had never, he raged, however stumbling he might have been, expected to find himself a little pilferer of love, a peeping, creeping area-sneak, and not even successful in his sneaking, less successful than the soda-clerks who swanked nightly with the virgins under the maples.
    Chapter 21 (81% in)

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