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pilferage

n. a crime of theft of little things, usually from shipments or baggage. (See: theft)

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Rockhouse Pilfer will play on two songs for Tom's new album Long Lost Suitcase which will be released on October 9.
THE Delhi Police have arrested five interstate criminals who allegedly pilfered crude oil from pipelines of different oil companies.
Dela Cruz uploaded a video on Facebook on Wednesday where he expressed his dismay after he discovered his luggage and boxes were pilfered.
'They can identify baggage with valuables as it comes down the plane and pilfer while it descends.'
To see what might make a bird suspicious of its comrade's intentions, researchers divided the group into those that had been allowed to pilfer in the laboratory and those that hadn't.
LIGHT-FINGERED drinkers will go to extreme lengths to pilfer "memorabilia" from pubs and bars, a survey reveals.
POLITICIANS and their families appear to be trying to pilfer as much as they can, an inquiry into House of Commons expenses heard yesterday.
It used to that only magnates and maniacal rulers could pilfer enough objects to assemble a "significant collection." Today, anyone can do it: Peruse the data on the Net, download what intrigues you, and share it with others in your very own "cabinet of curiosities." After all, what's a blogger if not a Peter the Great in digital clothes?
Those copies may allow a spy to pilfer information from extra photons without being detected.