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 for Filched
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Filch \Filch\ (f[i^]lch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Filched
     (f[i^]lcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Filching.] [Cf. AS. feolan to
     stick to, OHG. felhan, felahan, to hide, Icel. fela, Goth.
     filhan to hide, bury, Prov. E. feal to hide slyly, OE.
     felen.]
     To steal or take privily (commonly, that which is of little
     value); to pilfer.
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           Fain would they filch that little food away. --Dryden.
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           But he that filches from me my good name,
           Robs me of that which not enriches him,
           And makes me poor indeed.                --Shak.
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