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- n. Plural form of ill-gotten gain.
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As an intruder has no true title to receive the revenues of the benefice which he uncanonically holds, he is bound in conscience to make restitution of what are ill-gotten gains to the lawful titular.
Tung was a legendary eunuch at the Imperial Court in the Forbidden City of Peking whose lust for gold was so immense that all China could not satisfy it; he was hated so much that the next emperor heaped his ill-gotten gains on him until the weight of the gold crushed him to death.
It affords me satisfaction now to say that when the man who reported him as a spy and got his share of the money was robbed of his ill-gotten gains and murdered while crossing Hickey Haley swamp in less than a month afterward.
So where before a rapacious governor could sign his ill-gotten gains over to his Auntie Liccy or his wife’s tata Lucius Tiddlypuss or even someone as obvious as his son, under Glaucia’s new law Auntie Liccy and Lucius Tiddlypuss and the son will have to cough up as well.
"Tooqui who" dumping his ill-gotten gains indifferently to one side, the thief sat down on the gravel floor of the fissure and exhaled deeply.