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  • n. Plural form of peculation.


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  • Much of the money the government sent to Canada for royal service did end up in the pockets of highly placed thieves, and the worst malefactor was the intendant, François Bigot, whose job it was to prevent peculations, not to commit them.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Goldschmidt's undisclosed peculations have nothing to do with Adams 'bold bathroom bravura.

    Kroger report on Adams imminent, sources say (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Alice tells all — people with bad hearts, peculations, crooked dealings, cutting high in business, financial and social life, as well as low.

    “It was the Golden Fleece ready for the shearing.”

  • But unlike Sammy, once Duddy has outgrown his childhood peculations…his urge is for the honorable, the legitimate, the man-to-man enterprise…

    Waiting for "Barney" (Mordecai Richler's version)

  • One can only hope that something even half as good and significant can come out of the peculations of Bernard Madoff.

    Pyramid Schemes Are as American as Apple Pie

  • Judith, my business background is in mining promotions ands peculations and what attracted my interest in the HS and IPCC TAr was how “promotional” they were.

    More Bender on Hurricane Counts « Climate Audit

  • In each ward there is a shrine of a deity who is supposed to have the power of melting the wicked into contrition, and to this accursed mockery, on his birthday, the prisoners are compelled to give a feast, which is provided by the jailer out of his peculations from their daily allowances.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • Even this wretched pittance was subject to the peculations of the overseers, who helped themselves freely out of the common stock and then divided the rest among the wretched labourers, who dared not grumble, or the brutal tyranny of the others would be let loose upon them with all the lawless fury of wicked and ignorant malice.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • You see no woman who has robbed the state of fifty talents rushing about the city in a magnificent chariot; our greatest peculations are a measure of corn, which we steal from our husbands, and even then we return it to them the very same day.

    The Thesmophoriazusae

  • One starving flax worker ate a forest plant he mistook for cabbage, and died; even then Hume continued in his peculations and frauds, abetted by Hill and his soldiers.

    Morgan’s Run


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