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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Filcher fĭlch"ẽr One who filches; a thief.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n filcher One who filches; one who is guilty of petty theft.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Filcher a thief
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. unknown.


In literature:

He hired a stable a short distance from his lodgings, and engaged a man named Filcher as groom.
"Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell
The opprobrious nickname of Filcher was fastened on him.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Chapel," thought Mr. Filcher; "here is a chap ill, indeed!
"The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, Vols. I to III" by Cuthbert Bede
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Fear for Futurity, Filcher fictitious!
"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1" by Robert H. Newell
Is it quarters or fifths, Filcher?
"Concerning Sally" by William John Hopkins
And, gammer, one thing I can tell: Hob Filcher's nawl was lost, And Doctor Rat found it again, hard beside the door-post.
"Gammer Gurton's Needle" by Mr. S. Mr. of Art
In twenty minutes after this he issued from the examining tutor's rooms with a joyful countenance, and again encountered Mr. Robert Filcher.
"The Further Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, an Oxford Under-Graduate" by Cuthbert Bede