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Steal

A handle. Stealing—putting handles on (Yorkshire). This is the Anglo-Saxon stela (a stalk or handle).

“Steale or handell of a staffe, manche, hante!”

Palsgrave.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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