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  • Not surprisingly, the machinations by all involved explain why “Byzantine” has come to mean devious and surreptious, among other meanings.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What’s Going on With Turkey

  • * Joe Klein predicts a surreptious campaign by military leaders to get Obama to back off on Afghanistan deadlines by portraying him as weak and indecisive on the war in the runup to the midterms.

    Labor Day Roundup

  • Flashing text, things that move around the page, to animation/video that DEMAND my attention while I am trying to read just piss me off, and now surreptious tracking with cookies and javascripts have me totally incensed.

    AOL Brings Out the Penguins to Explain Ad Targeting - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • David Davis has said today, on the pavement, 'insidious, surreptious and relentless erosion' of liberties and of 'the slow stangulation of British freedoms by this Government.'

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • When the most memorable moment in a conversation is a surreptious cookie munch, it puts one in mind of a previous post about the joys of solitude.

    Why the hell is Giuliani the keynote speaker for the Republican convention?

  • But I do not trust them not to try something surreptious.

    Firedoglake » Ned, White and Blue

  • Over the next two months, the affidavit details, Abramoff asked for and received Savanian's personal assistance in arranging a surreptious visit to federal property he wanted, calculating which congressmen could be approached and corrupted for help, and plotted using various decoys like a "short term lease" to get Abramoff's nose under the federal property tent.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • To attack Adam in this surreptious way was low, mean and shabby.

    EW.com: Today's Latest Headlines

  • The cook — she was a very ugly woman, and awful vain — had left a little bit of looking-glass, about six inches square, upon the chimney-piece; she had got it _surreptious_, and kept it always locked up; but she’d left it out, being called away suddenly, while titivating her hair.

    Mugby Junction

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