Definition of purloin:
bring up, crimes, crochet, mulct, divert, detach, pluck, defraud, snatch, squeeze, goldbrick, face-lift, scam, separate, take away, give, annul, distract, mouse, arise, pilfer, bunco, hoist, cabbage, withdraw, nip, short-change, gazump, glom, pussyfoot, surcharge, addict, knock off, get up, fleece, solicit, overturn, elevate, lift, twitch, heist, eliminate, top, rustle, come up, swindle, snitch, raise, go up, overcharge, rescind, creep, remove, airlift, abduct, reverse, plagiarize, gyp, distinguish, discriminate, rip off, nobble, snarf, repeal, hook, countermand, rise, diddle, thieve, gip, revoke, abstract, plagiarise, snare, accost, rook, hornswoggle, vellicate, twinge, slip, uprise, crimp, rob, con, tweet, kidnap, vacate, cop, swipe, sneak, appropriate, move up, rear, soak, victimize, wind, steal, pinch, plume, filch.
- "Roughing it in the Bush", Susanna Moodie.
- "Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals", R. Lee.
- "The School by the Sea", Angela Brazil.