American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Filch

FILCH, v.t. [This word, like pilfer, is probably from the root of file, or peel, to strip or rub off. But I know not from what source we have received it.]

To steal something of little value; to pilfer; to steal; to pillage; to take wrongfully from another.

Fain would they filch that little food away.

But he that filches from me my good name,

Robs me of that which not enriches him,

And makes me poor indeed.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Filch," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed July 12, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4ZMS891NYBUHQXF.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Filch." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 12 Jul. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4ZMS891NYBUHQXF.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Filch' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 12 July 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4ZMS891NYBUHQXF.