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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Curds separated from the whey.

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  • That several of the "fleecings" related to strict liability offences such as speeding and parking where the law abiding and careful need not pay anything underlines the reducing cost of motoring in the period.

    Archive 2007-02-18

  • - (Which sounds about right, if you know what I mean.) In other words, for 95 years now, all taxpayer fleecings, I'm sorry, government bailouts, have been legal.

    Boy, for a free market, it sure is expensive

  • Personally, as an exile from seattle, I don't care (except to the extent that they would attempt additional fleecings of my pocket) but if I had a choice I would say ...

    Sound Politics: Seattle To Explore Co-Host Bid For World Cup Or Olympics

  • I will begin at the beginning and jump around through the early years of the rap industry and chronicle some of the little known to the most notorious fleecings in hip hop history.

    Industry Rule #4080: Record Company People Are Shady! AKA What Are Big Red's Office Hours?

  • We wished ourselves at the end of the journey; thought anything better than this kind of existence -- living entirely at the expense of others; even the fleecings in Usui felt less dispiriting; but it could not be helped, for it must always exist as long as these Turks are allowed to ride rough-shod over the people.

    The Discovery of the Source of the Nile

  • I'd like to humbly submit that whosoever calls himself "as free market as it gets" and backs these sorts of public fleecings of the economy doesn't understand the meaning of the term "free market."

    Run

  • The trio then dumped the stock, the results being one of the great fleecings of Wall Street.

    Blog entry

  • (Which sounds about right, if you know what I mean.) In other words, for 95 years now, all taxpayer fleecings, I’m sorry, government bailouts, have been legal.

    Boy, for a free market, it sure is expensive

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