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1 definition by Clytie

 
1.
To steal something, take something that doesn't belong to you, probably in a wholesale/ongoing and devious manner. Visualize a rat crossed with a vacuum cleaner.
The intention is to prevent the addresses from being snarfed up by automated web scanners for use by spammers. (GNU Mailman 2.1.8a mailing list software)
by Clytie March 10, 2006