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 Steak.Steal a Horse. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Steal.
 
A handle. Stealing—putting handles on (Yorkshire). This is the Anglo-Saxon stela (a stalk or handle).   1
        “Steale or handell of a staffe, manche, hantel.” Palsgrave.
 


 Steak.Steal a Horse. 

 
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