- crook + -ery (Wiktionary)
“I certainly see that there is violence, mayhem, crookery and deceit all around me.”
“A third-rate bookmaker or loan shark would be embarrassed to be associated with this sort of crookery.”
“One sure way to be completely safe from any type of legal action is for this committee to look into your crookery.”
“Is this all some sort of bizarre coincidence, like deregulation and financial crookery or religious fundamentalism and bizarre rules on human behavior? mrtoads”
“(Everyone went to 'the private sector' and got their payoffs for their crookery those 8-10 years.)”
“And she still won even with the crookery that went on in Gary which held up the announcement until the middle of the night.”
“He was a pillar of society, something that's unusual in the world of crookery.”
“The BBC balances news of crookery by Darling with ho-hum second home troughing by Howard: both amoral but one happens to be illegal.”
“When Peter Bottomley or Norman Baker complained to Evan Davis at the end of Today that Harman had mentioned crooked MP, Derek Conway, twice without, as it happens, mentioning Conway's party allegiance to contrast Conway's crookery with Labour cabinet members' .”
“The structural problems that gave rise to Foggo's crookery are still in place.”
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