Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The acceptance of fees or bribes from two opposing persons or parties.
“Speculators may make convenient whipping boys for those tired of whip-sawing commodity prices.”
“Such “whip-sawing” will not come as a surprise to anyone who reads ADA cases on a regular basis.”
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“From a busy hive of activity, with the women and children showing marked improvement at their tasks, and the men happy in the felling of logs and the whip-sawing of lumber, the settlement had suddenly slumped into a disorganized hodge-podge of unrest and anxiety.”
“Trees were felled, and the logs ranked upon miniature rollways, where all through the short days the Indians busied themselves in the rude whip-sawing of lumber.”
“It had been one of Sproatly's duties since the accident to rise and renew the fire soon after midnight, and when Sally arrived he was outside the house, whip-sawing birch-logs and splitting them, an occupation he profoundly disliked.”
“I found them whip-sawing lumber, building cabins, and digging ditches.”
“Such whip-sawing by health-care workers is an old story.”
“Following the whip-sawing effects of fuel price volatility in 2008 and the subsequent outflow of fuel hedge cash collateral, management focused on liquidity enhancement at the expense of leverage in a highly uncertain operating environment.”
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