crookery


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crook·er·y

 (kro͝ok′ə-rē)
n.
Dishonest practices, as in business or politics.

crookery

(ˈkrʊkərɪ)
n
illegal or dishonest activity
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I must confess to a wry smile at 'Outraged of Oxgangs' and 'Distraught in Dunfermline' who can't come to grips with the fact there's crookery in our national sport.
This crookery made the first cracks appear when US farmers sent out their own expert to determine why the genetic material was so inferior.
Prosecuting the crooks within his cabinet whom he appointed knowing their crookery, roguery and thuggery.
Anya realizes, is that while it may be crookery, it is probably
He gave an example of less sophisticated crookery as the bribing of district ambulance service directors to transport private patients.
In spite of Dickstein's crookery, the congressman's views were, as the KGB chief in America wrote to Moscow, "close to ours," and indeed the other more important agents, such as Hiss, White, Duggan, and Currie, never received more than their expenses for the secrets.