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  • v. Present participle of pocket.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cotton fabric of which the pockets of men's clothes are made. It is both plain and twilled and of various colors. Usually in the plural.

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Examples

  • Mayne also will have a feature Sunday on Russian President Vladimir Putin pocketing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring after meeting with U.S. executives last summer; Kraft says it was a gift.

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  • Best pregame bits: ESPN funnyman Kenny Mayne traveled to the White House to demand answers about Russian President Vladimir Putin pocketing one of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's Super Bowl rings.

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  • She was enveloped from head to foot in a long gown or habit; over this was cast a richly-embroidered purple silk surcoat or cloak, embellished with those ephemeral absurdities called pocketing-sleeves.

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  • Meanwhile, In The Dust Bowl: Noted liar Clay Bennett of Oklahoma City must be relishing the idea of pocketing the $30 million he would have owed Seattle if the Legislature had passed a measure to help improve KeyArena.

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  • He asked a great question: why was Martha Stewart jailed on a rather vague stock fraud charge, when Sven Robinson, liberal MP, skated out the courthouse door after "pocketing" a $47,000 ring at an auction, right in front of security cameras?

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  • It was hurried through, in order that its passage twelve days before the close of the session might prevent the President from "pocketing" it -- letting it fail for want of his signature, without risking a veto.

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  • When questioned by Brownsville police, Batsell admitted to "pocketing" cash payments of up to $400, the documents state.

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  • Just the image of "pocketing" the host is rather humorous.

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  • Hence, commentators world over have become major votaries of a Doha-lite deal, advocating the merits of "pocketing" the gains from proposals already on the table.

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  • In management conversations we blamed workers for "pocketing" a portion of the gains.

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