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- n. A recurrent theft of small items of little value.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of pilfering; also things pilfered.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of stealing small amounts or small articles
P54M 'pilferage' in piers probed Customs says samples taken in bulk photo: Creative Commons/Jayel Aheram
P54M 'pilferage' in piers probed Customs says samples taken in bulk photo: Creative Commons/BrokenSphere
P54M 'pilferage' in piers probed Customs says samples taken in bulk
The current public distribution system is notoriously leaky, leading to massive pilferage.
Republicans said a proposal by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., to eliminate the reporting requirement to the Internal Revenue Service was legislative pilferage, noting that Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., filed a bill to that effect last year.
The government has yet to announce details on how it will implement the program that is expected to reduce rampant corruption and pilferage in the current state public distribution system.
Last week's $123 million heist of cubist and post-impressionist works at the Paris Museum of Modern Art continues a rash of painting pilferage in Europe over the past decade, with sensational headlines vaulting across the Atlantic.
A small percentage of cargo transported along the Pakistani ground routes is pilfered by insurgents and other individuals, but the exact amount of pilferage is difficult to determine because of limitations in the way it is reported.
In cases where active RFID tags are damaged or removed when the cargo is pilfered, officials stated that DOD can attempt to determine the approximate area where the pilferage took place based on the last RFID tag signal obtained by an interrogator inside Pakistan.
Because of the lack of U.S. military transportation units operating in Pakistan, DOD cannot immediately address pilferage when and where it occurs in Pakistan.
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