• Q quartered it. R ran for it. S stole it
    Q quartered it. R ran for it. S stole it
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stole a wide scarf worn about their shoulders by women
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On August 21st, 1911, someone stole the Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world, from the Louvre Museum. It was recovered two years later
    • Stole imp. of Steal.
    • Stole A long, loose garment reaching to the feet. "But when mild morn, in saffron stole ,
      First issues from her eastern goal."
    • Stole (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.
    • n Stole (Bot) A stolon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Heavyweight tire manufacturer Goodyear is in no way affiliated with Charles Goodyear, the inventor of vulcanized rubber. They merely admired his inventiveness and his process that was so easy to duplicate that competitors simply stole it.
    • n stole Preterit and obsolete past participle of steal.
    • n stole A stola, or any garment of similar nature.
    • n stole In the Roman Catholic, Oriental, and Anglican churches, an ecclesiastical vestment, consisting of a narrow strip of silk or other material, worn over the shoulders (by deacons over one shoulder) and hanging down in front to the knees or below them. It is widened and fringed at the ends, and usually has a cross embroidered on it at the middle and at each extremity. Stoles are worn of different colors, according to the ecclesiastical season. When celebrating the eucharist a priest wears his stole crossed upon the breast and secured by the girdle, at other times simply pendent from the shoulders. A bishop, on account of his pectoral cross, wears it pendent even when celebrating. A deacon wears it over the left shoulder and tied on the right side. In the Greek Church the stole has been worn since early times in two different forms, the deacon's (orarion) and the priest's (epitrachelion). Originally the stole was of linen, and probably was a napkin or cloth indicative of ministering at the altar and at agapæ. The pall or omophorion is of entirely distinct origin. See orarium.
    • n stole A chorister's surplice or cotta: an occasional erroneous use.
    • n stole In heraldry, usually, a bearing representing a scarf with straight and parallel sides, fringed at each end.
    • n stole Same as stolon.
    • n stole An obsolete form of stool.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name of the dog from "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" is Max.
    • pa.t Stole stōl of steal.
    • n Stole stōl a long robe reaching to the feet: a narrow vestment, usually black silk, fringed at the ends, sometimes coloured according to the seasons, worn by bishops and priests in the Latin Church during mass
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  • Pablo Casals
    Pablo Casals
    “Let us not forget that the greatest composers were also the greatest thieves. They stole from everyone and everywhere.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When he first ran for office, he appealed to the voters: I never stole anything in my life. All I ask is a chance.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. stole, L. stola, Gr. a stole, garment, equipment, fr. to set, place, equip, send, akin to E. stall,. See Stall
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. stola—Gr. stolē, a robe—stellein, to array.


In literature:

Young Portail stole to the door of the house and knocked hurriedly.
"In Kings' Byways" by Stanley J. Weyman
Last Sunday night a tool of yours named Yeasky stole a magnetic contrivance from the shops of the Torpedo Station.
"Prince or Chauffeur?" by Lawrence Perry
He who stole a look at that sight lost every sinful emotion from his heart.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
She started and pressed her hand to her heart, then stole to the window on the back staircase, and, keeping behind the curtain, listened.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
We children stole eggs and sold 'em durin' slavery.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
The train stole off along the edge of the sands, till we could see only the white streamer of its smoke trailing towards the sun.
"The Return Of The Soul" by Robert S. Hichens
Now and then he stole a glance at her out of the corner of his eye.
"The Cat in Grandfather's House" by Carl Henry Grabo
As they stole along the dim old Indian trail, their necks were stretched toward the old Indian woman's hut below.
"Shadows of Shasta" by Joaquin Miller
Ensal did not look in his mother's direction, but stole one of her thin worn hands and placed it between his own.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
You stole Matt's bosses, his folks stole yours.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic

In poetry:

The Lord's bin hard on me, Sir,
He's stown my barn away.
O, dowly, dowly was that neet
He stole lile Doad away!
"Lile Dode" by F W Moorman
Timidly the brook stole by,
While the beds of blossom
Breathed their perfume joyously
On the still night's bosom.
"The Postilion" by Nikolaus Lenau
When, from the winding road, a foot
Stole by my garden gate,
And by my door a honey voice
Did whisper long and late.
"The Six Sorrows" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
I know a garden where the lilies gleam,
And one who lingers in the sunshine there;
She is than white-stoled lily far more fair,
And oh, her eyes are heaven-lit with dream!
"Unforgotten" by Robert W Service
Early on Christmas Day,
Love, as awake I lay,
And heard the Christmas bells ring sweet and clearly,
My heart stole through the gloom
Into your silent room,
And whispered to your heart, `I love you dearly.'
"A Christmas Fancy" by Robert Fuller Murray
Slowly thus the ocean creeping,
Creeping coldly o'er the world of old,
Stole many an Eden from the Age of Gold,
And gazing now we see blank billows sweeping,
Long cheerless wavings of the sullen seas,
Were once the sun shone bright on flowery leas.
"Sea Margins" by Walter Richard Cassels

In news:

A thief stole a woman's purse on her Scholes Street doorstep on Oct 7.
Undercover officers with Fresno's "Career Criminal Auto Theft Team" arrested 23-year-old Armando Real after police say he stole a white Saturn.
A thief broke a window of a home in the 100 block of Sycamore Drive between 8 am Saturday and 7 pm Sunday and stole a flatscreen TV, an Xbox 360 and cash with a total value of $700, Athens-Clarke police said.
South Euclid police apprehend suspect who entered woman's home, stole her car.
The Red Wings stole home ice advantage from Nashville by winning Game 2.
To the lady that stole my heart….and my money.
(AP) — A pet shop owner and two of his employees are facing charges for attacking an Albuquerque teen who they thought stole a ferret .
Fife police on Monday arrested a man who stole several rent checks from the apartment complex where he lived.
Police are looking for the man who stole an ambulance.
I stole your registration pins.
Authorities say a Pennsylvania man tried to exchange a toilet he stole for gift cards at a home improvement store.
NEWS CENTER'S Tim Goff was interviewing comedian Jay Mohr on radio row at the Super Bowl, when sports columnist Mike Lupica stole the show.
Two men stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the coffee house located at 424 Veterans Memorial Blvd, according to Glen T Boyd, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.
Mink Stole Talks Tennessee Williams & Her Upcoming Album.
Regina Bartkoff, Mink Stole and Erin Markey at the Club at La MaMa.

In science:

The agent that determines that suspension is necessary sends a suspension event to the rest of the agents that stole any of the sibling parallel goals (accessible via the parcall frame).
Parallel Backtracking with Answer Memoing for Independent And-Parallelism
Material has to change radial scale by perhaps nine orders of magnitude and lose something like five orders of magnitude of specific angular momentum. (Phinney 1994 makes this point particularly clearly not only in words but with a wonderful cartoon which I shamelessly stole for my talk at this conference).
The AGN/Normal Galaxy Connection : Summary