chicanery


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the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

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Both created a system of book-keeping chicanery, that ensured the bankers' losses would in future be picked up by the people.
So, therefore, there seems to be an element of chicanery in the manner in which the files were identified and ostensibly destroyed," Tewari added.
It is noisy, contentious, full of hand shaking and baby kissing, bribery, rudeness, the dumping of a group voters into a canal, and other chicanery.
The public have seen through the chicanery and no longer bother submitting questions - that may be the reason the public submit many letters to the Evening Gazette.
It's high time the ref stopped trying to be the only fair and honest person on the pitch and indulged in chicanery like almost everyone else.
All the legal chicanery in the world has come to nothing for Mitchell, who must serve every day of his 20 year jail sentence.
They think the Iranian people will give in under sanctions and adversitiesC*but the West's problem is that they do not know the Iranian nation and do not know who they are dealing with," Ayatollah Jannati said, addressing a large and fervent congregation of people on Tehran University campus, Ayatollah JannatiElsewhere, Ayatollah Jannati cautioned Iranian officials about the US green light for talks with Iran, and said, "You have forgotten what they (Americans) have done, you think they have changedC* they are the sameC*""When they flash a green light it is [always] chicanery and a scam," Ayatollah Jannati cautioned.
Given these two courses are recognised as having some of the best pitches in the country, there is no excuse for such chicanery on their busiest racing days.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) claims the errors came not from chicanery but from "miscodings" based on bad data.
Veteran political operatives Floyd Brown and Lee Troxler penned Obama Unmasked over the summer when, through their investigations, they met sources close to billionaire financier George Soros and billionaire Hollywood mogul David Geffen -- sources who revealed last minute political chicanery so foul it enraged Brown and Troxler, and caused them to detail their findings for a full public airing.
This is some scumfuck hooligan mischief maker rapscallion's random chicanery, and he's laying it out for all to see: the coke, the T and A, the drinking, the puking.
To compound his self-confessed chicanery, last week Dennis challenged police to 'come and nick me if they think I have done something wrong.
As ratings fell, the whole meaningless charade felt like a shameless chicanery.
Author Leonard Richards, a professor of history with roots in the Golden State, enjoyed himself in putting together this story of crude politics and often cruder men, clever maneuvering and outright chicanery, all spiced with a heady mixture of gold miners, entrepreneurs, outlaws and vigilantes.
Though the central mystery does hold one's interest, tin-eared dialogue, unlikely staging and dramatic conveniences all work against our being swept up in the chicanery.