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  •   I had to start taking my ill-got booty home, my cubicle was so crowded with Pez dispensers and Matchbox cars.

    Famine

  • I had to start taking my ill-got booty home, my cubicle was so crowded with Pez dispensers and Matchbox cars.

    Famine

  • So far, Wall Street is still sitting pretty, still giving itself outsized salaries and bonuses, still enjoying its ill-got lucre.

    Danny Schechter: Will Financial Crisis Lead To Real Changes?

  • For those who think that the Marketplace is irrational, for class-envy types, & for those who think that the private sector should pay a higher percentage of its ill-got gains to the government, just look at this as a law-firm & ultimately their Big Oil, Big Pharma, & Big Finance clients, subsidy for a government program: SCOTUS clerkships.

    A $200,000 bonus to Supreme Court law clerks for signing on with a law firm?

  • Shure no good ever come of ill-got money not that she was iver to blame.

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys

  • I gathered up most of my ill-got earnings, which I had been careful to keep in a handy place and in highly transportable form, stole a flier, and was out of there as fast as I could manage.

    Project Pope

  • When, however, his (ill-got) wealth is snatched by others, he wishes for a king.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • "What comes with sin goes with sorrow," and he resolved to submit his money to the water-ordeal, thinking that the ill-got money would sink to the bottom, and what was honestly acquired swim on the top.

    Folk-Lore and Legends; Scandinavian

  • After this, let mortals flatter themselves with golden dreams, let the weary miser heap up ill-got wealth for many years; 'twas but yesterday this lifeless thing was priding in its riches, and had fixt the very day he thought to return.

    The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter

  • Mr. Barter, then, had eight thousand pounds in ready money, was liable, if discovered, to penal servitude, and was unable to touch a farthing of his ill-got gains.

    Young Mr. Barter's Repentance From "Schwartz" by David Christie Murray

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