from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mania for pilfering; a supposed species of moral insanity, exhibiting itself in an irresistible propensity to steal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See kleptomania.

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  • noun Dated form of kleptomania.


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  • UH oh! early signs of quilter's cleptomania, you don't want to go down that road..

    Ginger's Rocket Quilt Katy 2009

  • Frances said this on February 3, 2008 at 3:24 pm | Reply that sedum, black jack, is awesome. next visit to faire garden will be an opportunity to perpetuate my sedum cleptomania. hope that’s okay. brokenbeat said this on February 3, 2008 at 5:33 pm | Reply brokenbeat…as long as you limit your take to no more than one tenth of the total plant!

    Color in the Garden-GBDW Part Two « Fairegarden 2008


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