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  • n. Plural form of grafter.


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  • The popular cause of silver, with all its generous enthusiasm for the rights of the poor, all its just resentment against oligarchies, political bosses, gangs of "grafters," combinations of the few for the plucking of the many, was taken charge of, in Missouri, by politicians of the type which can be imagined from what I have stated here of simple fact and conservative deduction.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10

  • The story went on to relate how Medcroft, implacable leader of the opposition to the "grafters," suddenly had appeared before the committee with the most astounding figures and facts to support his charges of rottenness on the part of the "clique"; his unexpected descent upon the scene had thrown the opposing leaders into a panic; every one had been led to believe that he was sojourning in the east.

    The Husbands of Edith

  • State Legislature, who had fought trusts, "grafters," and "boodlers" through the whole of his public career, and Mr. James Barry, proprietor of The Star.

    An Autobiography

  • That appeal to the "grafters" will be seen as an appeal to the skilled working class voters who were often seen as the ones who helped sustain Margaret Thatcher's governments in the - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "Why, I didn't know that," exclaimed Adine, "I just supposed the grafters were a part of it.

    David Lannarck, Midget An Adventure Story

  • "grafters" and the unsung contribution they make to our daily lives, on 24 May 2009.

    Rss news feed for Morning Advertiser

  • Magazine_, September, 1909) that "fifteen per cent. or from 1500 to 2000 members of the police force are unscrupulous 'grafters' whose hands are always out for easy money."

    The Task of Social Hygiene

  • The whole "secret master" joke is surely a recognition of the elite status conferred on those grafters.

    Essay Rant Thingy

  • Seaman's strike and the giving over of the municipal government to the labor bosses and grafters.

    Chapter X

  • In Sacramento was a railroad Governor who might reprieve or even pardon bank-wreckers and grafters, but who dared not lift his finger for a workingman.



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