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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. [1913 Webster] Had from his wakeful custody purloined The guarded gold. --Milton. [1913 Webster] when did the muse from Fletcher scenes purloin ? --Dryden. [1913 Webster]




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