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As a teenager, Kaestel stole to eat, then to get another tank of gas, and eventually to pay for everything he’d otherwise need to pilfer piecemeal.
HE ROBBED A TACO JOINT WITH A TOY WATER GUN FOR $264. HE GOT LIFE IN PRISON.KATE BRIQUELETMAY 31, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
It makes sense that mole-rats would not only defend it, but try to pilfer this resource from others.
NAKED MOLE-RATS INVADE NEIGHBORING COLONIES AND STEAL BABIESJAKE BUEHLEROCTOBER 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
To pay a debt by means of a worthless cheque was evidently less reprehensible than to pilfer a brooch from a dressing-table.
FLAMING JUNEMRS. GEORGE DE HORNE VAIZEY
To pilfer a supper, and then have it found in its natural state, after eating it—I confess that that is a most remarkable trick!
BROTHER JACQUES (NOVELS OF PAUL DE KOCK, VOLUME XVII)CHARLES PAUL DE KOCK
Like the others of this family, they pilfer their food from the Gulls, and are also very destructive to young birds and eggs.
THE BIRD BOOKCHESTER A. REED
The movements of the red-haired girl were not those of one who sought to pilfer.
A BOOK OF GHOSTSSABINE BARING-GOULD
When they had pilfer'd some from her, she was more cautious how she paraded with 'em for the future.
THE MEMOIRS OF CHARLES-LEWIS, BARON DE POLLNITZ, VOLUME IIIKARL LUDWIG VON PLLNITZ
From her waking hours these thoughts trailed into the night to pollute her dreams and, not infrequently, pilfer her sleep away.
THE RED DEBTEVERETT MACDONALD
I decided that I would get up, take a cold plunge, pilfer the tackle, and spend an hour or two down on the rocks fishing.
RECOLLECTIONS OF A VARIED LIFEGEORGE CARY EGGLESTON
Long lines of wide-mouthed jars were ranged on the closet shelves—you could pilfer sweets to your heart's content.
THE SONG OF SONGSHERMANN SUDERMANN

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