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 for snarf
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  snarf
      v 1: make off with belongings of others [syn: pilfer,
           cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf,
           swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  snarf
   /snarf/, vt.
  
      1. To grab, esp. to grab a large document or file for the purpose of using
      it with or without the author's permission. See also BLT.
  
      2. [in the Unix community] To fetch a file or set of files across a
      network. See also blast. This term was mainstream in the late 1960s,
      meaning ?to eat piggishly?. It may still have this connotation in context.
      ?He's in the snarfing phase of hacking ? FTPing megs of stuff a day.?
  
      3. To acquire, with little concern for legal forms or politesse (but not
      quite by stealing). ?They were giving away samples, so I snarfed a bunch of
      them.?
  
      4. Syn. for slurp. ?This program starts by snarfing the entire database
      into core, then....?
  
      5. [GEnie] To spray food or programming fluids due to laughing at the
      wrong moment. ?I was drinking coffee, and when I read your post I snarfed
      all over my desk.? ?If I keep reading this topic, I think I'll have to
      snarf-proof my computer with a keyboard condom.? [This sense appears to
      be widespread among mundane teenagers ?ESR] The sound of snarfing is {
      splork!.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  snarf
  
     /snarf/ 1. To grab, especially to grab a large document or
     file for the purpose of using it with or without the author's
     permission.
  
     See also BLT.
  
     2. ({Unix) To fetch a file or set of files across a network.
  
     See also blast.
  
     3. To acquire, with little concern for legal forms or
     politesse (but not quite by stealing).  "They were giving away
     samples, so I snarfed a bunch of them."
  
     4. Synonym for slurp.  "This program starts by snarfing the
     entire database into core."
  
     5. ({GEnie) To spray food or programming fluids due to
     laughing at the wrong moment.  This sense appears to be
     widespread among mundane teenagers - ESR.
  
     6. This term was mainstream in the late 1960s, meaning "to eat
     piggishly".  It may still have this connotation in context.
  
     7. A creature on the Thundercats, fond of eating, usually
     covertly.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-02-21)
  

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