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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of filch.


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  • Twelve-year-old orphan Hugo lives in the walls of a Paris train station at the turn of the 20th century, where he tends to the clocks and filches what he needs to survive.

    Chloe Moretz and Asa Butterfield Join Scorsese’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret | /Film 2010

  • Also, what good is it when you either have to carry 10 lbs of locks, or you're out $200 any time someone filches a single part from your rig.

    The Indignity of Commuting by Bicycle: The Case for Gravel BikeSnobNYC 2010

  • She's never cared for rules, so when she filches a demon's beguiling magic mirror, she can't resist a peek.

    Guest Author & Giveaway: Erica Hayes Donna 2010

  • She's never cared for rules, so when she filches a demon's beguiling magic mirror, she can't resist a peek.

    Archive 2010-01-01 Donna 2010

  • In so many areas from design, to color palette, to office types and politics for both men and women, Mad Men filches from the film made of The Best of Everything.

    Reviews Too Late: Mad Men Walter Jon Williams 2008

  • Um…the same way we know that the Tooth Fairy is indeed the one who filches all of those discarded teeth from under the pillows of the innocent?

    Author! Author! » 2008 » January 2008

  • Barbet was the type of bookseller that goes in fear and trembling; lives on bread and walnuts; rarely puts his name to a bill; filches little profits on invoices; makes deductions, and hawks his books about himself; heaven only knows where they go, but he sells them somehow, and gets paid for them.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris 2007

  • This is not an apology, but a confession; not a plea of defence, but a justification — a fair and free chronicle, a frank acknowledgment of the tributes of impartial Neptune — Neptune who gives and who takes away — who stealthily filches with tireless fingers, and who, when in the mood, robs so remorselessly, and with such awful, such majestic violence, that it were impious to whimper.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber 2003

  • QUAKERLYSTER: (A TEMPO) But he that filches from me my good name

    Ulysses 2003

  • Paphlagonian filches from one of us what we have prepared and makes

    The Knights 2000


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