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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 66 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PELF, a term now chiefly used of money and always in a derogatory sense. The word originally meant plunder, pillage (O. Fr. pelfre, probably from Lat. pilare, to deprive of hair, pilus), and this significance is still kept in the related word " pilfer," to make petty thefts.
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PELEW ISLANDS (Ger. Palauinseln, also Palao)

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