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pil fuh rij

  • n  the act of stealing small amounts or small articles

  • Lifting songs from the original Gershwin musicals (Funny Face, He Loves and She Loves, Strike Up the Band) is divine pilferage.
  • On the docks of South Viet Nam, pilferage has become a sort of cottage industry.
  • Chronic labor strife, rampant pilferage and the rising cost of doing business are forcing many shippers to steer around the Port of New York, which is an 833-mile labyrinth of .
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  • Ian Fraser: The “Financial Terrorism” of Royal Bank of Scotland
    Yves here. This story of institutionalized pilferage of customer accounts hasn't gotten the attention it warrants in the US. Even if you are pretty jaded about bank chicanery, I suspect you'll find this account falls in the category of "no matter how bad you think it is, it's worse." And in this case, the victims aren't the usual hapless retail customers, but businesses.
    Dec. 2, 2013 - Naked Capitalism

  • Francisco in Philippine Star
    Every percentage in system loss over the cap would cost us probably billions at today's cost of power. So it would be foolish of us not to go after pilferage and that's why we spend P300 million for that,Francisco said.
  • Mamata Banerjee in Times of India
    There should not be any kind of blackmailing. It is highly reprehensible that he has chosen to brand Singur villagers thieves for alleged pilferage of construction materials,Mamata said referring to Ratan Tata.
  • Nitish Kumar in Times of India
    Public participation is showing encouraging results in Bihar, too. This has also minimized cost on execution and checked pilferage,Kumar said.

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