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  • n. Plural form of exchequer.

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Examples

  • Mr. Foster begins with the question that burns hottest in the minds of envious exchequers and a curious professoriate: Precisely what accounts for the success of the Irish economy?

    Burning Bright

  • The net result would be a massive transfer of wealth from national exchequers to corporate coffers, says the Telegraph.

    On the road to tax harmonisation

  • I helped one of the new exchequers with her fourth quarter report.

    Manannon Mac Lir

  • I also loaded the powerpoint for the exchequers class onto the laptop ready to take to Manannon this weekend.

    Vet Visit

  • I sent out the 2004 starting numbers to the exchequers in my region along with a letter about preparing the report.

    Vet Visit

  • I will be cheater to them both, and they shall be exchequers to me; they shall be my East and West

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • The origin of exchequers is pointed out above, where "part of the mulct" is said to be "paid to the king or state."

    The Germany and the Agricola of Tacitus

  • They are of all types of Romanesque, all stages of its growth, from the small and simple Cathedrals which were built when ecclesiastical exchequers were not overflowing, to the greater ones which illustrate very advanced and dignified phases of architectural development; and as a whole they exhibit the normal proportion of failure and success in an effort toward an ideal.

    Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1

  • Thus while both those Powers were perpetually exhausting their resources and draining their exchequers with costly wars, England, free from any similar strain, was rapidly growing in wealth; and while the national expenditure was kept comparatively low, manufactures were multiplied, and the commerce which was driven by the stress of war from the great trade-centres of the Netherlands was being absorbed by English ports.

    England under the Tudors

  • The idea proved very popular; and in spite of a great deal of corruption in connection with the sale and transfer of the land, large sums found their way as a result into the state exchequers.

    The United Empire Loyalists : A Chronicle of the Great Migration

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