crim. law. To complete the crime of larceny, the thief
must not only feloniously tale the thing stolen, but carry it away. The
slightest carrying away will be sufficient; thus to snatch a diamond from
a lady"s ear, which is instantly dropped among the curls of her hair. 1
Leach, 320. To remove sheets from a bed and carry them into an adjoining
room. 1 Leach, 222 n. To take plate from a trunk, and lay it on the floor
with intent to carry it away. Ib. And to remove a package from one part
of a wagon to another, with a view to steal it; 1 Leach, 286; have respectively
been holden to be felonies. 2 Chit. Cr. Law, 919. Vide 3 Inst. 108, 109
1 Hale, 507; Kel. 31 Ry. & Moody, 14 Bac. Ab. Felony, D 4 Bl. Com. 231 Hawk.
c.32, s. 25. Where, however, there has not been a complete severance of
the possession, it is not a complete carrying away. 2 East, P. C. 556; 1
Hale, 508; 2 Russ. on Cr. 96. Vide Invito Domino; Larceny; Robbery; Taking.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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