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  • n. Plural form of peculator.

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Examples

  • The disjuncture that now exists between the public perception of politicians as peculators, crooks, Soviet apparatchiks almost, and the banal reality of the cross-section of men and women in Parliament undermines very seriously the smooth functioning of the political system.

    Whether she's guilty doesn't matter anymore

  • Ah! my dear little Demos, he is a rogue who has played you many a scurvy trick; when your back is turned, he taps at the root the lawsuits initiated by the peculators, swallows the proceeds wholesale and helps himself with both hands from the public funds.

    The Knights

  • Owing probably, to these prejudices, and the influence of the peculators, he was treated, on his return to England, in a manner which had nearly driven him from the service.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • Encouraged by the conduct of Lord Howe, and by his reception at court, Nelson renewed his attack upon the peculators with fresh spirit.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • These accounts he sent home to the different departments which had been defrauded; but the peculators were too powerful, and they succeeded not merely in impeding inquiry, but even in raising prejudices against Nelson at the Board of Admiralty, which it was many years before he could subdue.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • Beran dealt decisively with these, setting the peculators to unpleasant types of menial labor, with earnings applied to their debts.

    The Languages of Pao

  • Ah! my dear little Demos, he is a rogue, who has played you many a scurvy trick; when your back is turned, he taps at the root the lawsuits initiated by the peculators, swallows the proceeds wholesale and helps himself with both hands from the public funds.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 1

  • Bell mentions a class of thieves in India, who, having, through extreme patience and command of nerve, acquired the power of motion imperceptibly slow, are the most formidable of all peculators, and almost defy precaution.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 43, May, 1861 Creator

  • _ -- The above is the chorus of many satirical songs written to expose the malpractices of peculators, &c.

    Notes and Queries, Number 61, December 28, 1850

  • They are appointed to guard the approaches to the public Treasury, and they occupy positions that expose them to all the temptations and seductions which the cupidity of peculators and fraudulent claimants can prompt them to employ.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

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