In 1961, the city of Newburgh, New York instituted a collection of draconian welfare policies that included forcing all recipients, who were commonly thought to be African American migrants from the South, to pick up their checks at the police station for eligibility audits to "weed out the chisellers
Then there's the players, a bunch of chisellers
- or 'scapegoats' as Nigel Reo-Coker put it - who basically sulked over the new arrivals for six months, got a decent manager the sack and then only pulled their fingers out once relegation was looming hideously.
For example, on hearing that his family had been allocated a house in Crumlin, Brendan Behan told his brother, Dominic, that "the chisellers
in Kimmage don't have time to play games, they have to go huntin' with their fathers.
If anybody was guilty the entrepreneurs and chisellers
on the fight fringe were.
Only two weeks ago I warned that Tory chisellers
would target concessionary travel next, and before you could say Dodgy Dave it's on a Conservative website.