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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Stealth


STEALTH, noun stelth.

1. The act of stealing; theft.

The owner proveth the stealth to have been committed on him by such an outlaw.

2. The thing stolen; as cabins that are dens to cover stealth [Not in use.]

3. Secret act; clandestine practice; means unperceived employed to gain an object; way or manner not perceived; used in a good or bad sense.

Do good by stealth and blush to find it fame.

The monarch blinded with desire of wealth, with steel invades the brothers life by stealth