The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Purloin \Pur*loin"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purloined; p. pr. &
vb. n. Purloining.] [OF. purloignier, porloignier, to
retard, delay; pur, por, pour, for (L. pro) + loin far, far
off (L. longe). See Prolong, and cf. Eloign.]
To take or carry away for one's self; hence, to steal; to
take by theft; to filch.
Had from his wakeful custody purloined
The guarded gold. --Milton.
when did the muse from Fletcher scenes purloin ?