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Pil"fer (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pilfered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pilfering.] [OF. pelfrer. See Pelf.]

To steal in small quantities, or articles of small value; to practice petty theft.

 

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Pil"fer, v. t.

To take by petty theft; to filch; to steal little by little.

And not a year but pilfers as he goes Some youthful grace that age would gladly keep. Cowper.

 

© Webster 1913.