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 for Stole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Steal \Steal\ (st[=e]l), v. t. [imp. Stole (st[=o]l); p. p.
     Stolen (st[=o]"l'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Stealing.] [OE.
     stelen, AS. stelan; akin to OFries. stela, D. stelen, OHG.
     stelan, G. stehlen, Icel. stela, SW. stj[aum]la, Dan.
     stiaele, Goth. stilan.]
     1. To take, and carry away, feloniously; to take without
        right or leave, and with intent to keep wrongfully; as, to
        steal the personal goods of another.
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              Maugre thy heed, thou must for indigence
              Or steal, or beg, or borrow, thy dispense.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              The man who stole a goose and gave away the giblets
              in alms.                              --G. Eliot.
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     2. To withdraw or convey clandestinely (reflexive); hence, to
        creep furtively, or to insinuate.
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              They could insinuate and steal themselves under the
              same by their humble carriage and submission.
                                                    --Spenser.
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              He will steal himself into a man's favor. --Shak.
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     3. To gain by insinuating arts or covert means.
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              So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
                                                    --2 Sam. xv.
                                                    6.
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     4. To get into one's power gradually and by imperceptible
        degrees; to take possession of by a gradual and
        imperceptible appropriation; -- with away.
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              Variety of objects has a tendency to steal away the
              mind from its steady pursuit of any subject. --I.
                                                    Watts.
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     5. To accomplish in a concealed or unobserved manner; to try
        to carry out secretly; as, to steal a look.
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              Always, when thou changest thine opinion or course,
              profess it plainly, . . . and do not think to steal
              it.                                   --Bacon.
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     To steal a march, to march in a covert way; to gain an
        advantage unobserved; -- formerly followed by of, but now
        by on or upon, and sometimes by over; as, to steal a march
        upon one's political rivals.
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              She yesterday wanted to steal a march of poor Liddy.
                                                    --Smollett.
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              Fifty thousand men can not easily steal a march over
              the sea.                              --Walpole.
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     Syn: To filch; pilfer; purloin; thieve.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stole \Stole\,
     imp. of Steal.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stole \Stole\, n. [L. stolo, -onis.] (Bot.)
     A stolon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stole \Stole\, n. [AS. stole, L. stola, Gr. ? a stole, garment,
     equipment, fr. ? to set, place, equip, send, akin to E.
     stall. See Stall.]
     1. A long, loose garment reaching to the feet. --Spenser.
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              But when mild morn, in saffron stole,
              First issues from her eastern goal.   --T. Warton.
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     2. (Eccl.) A narrow band of silk or stuff, sometimes enriched
        with embroidery and jewels, worn on the left shoulder of
        deacons, and across both shoulders of bishops and priests,
        pendent on each side nearly to the ground. At Mass, it is
        worn crossed on the breast by priests. It is used in
        various sacred functions.
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     Groom of the stole, the first lord of the bedchamber in the
        royal household. [Eng.] --Brande & C.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stole
      n 1: a wide scarf worn about their shoulders by women

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