Pilfer (Beloved/Part 2/Page 225 (Red Book))
Pronunciation: pil-fer

-To steal things that are not very valuable or to steal a small amount of something.

Context: “Schooltecher took away the guns from the Sweet Home men and, deprived of game to round out their diet of breat, beans, hominy, vegetables, and a little extra at slaughter time, they began to pilfer in earnest, and it became not only their right but their obligation.”

Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pilfer

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