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rahy fling

  • n  the cutting of spiral grooves on the inside of the barrel of a firearm
  • v  steal goods; take as spoils
  • v  go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way

  • Soon after loading VNC onto my computer, I was rifling through Joel's hard drive.
  • One selector, Harold Cranney, noticed how Bradman's hooks, pulls and cuts were rifling into the base of the net.
  • He has a lightning-fast left jab, a rifling right arm, and reads medieval metaphysicians.
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  • Law Would Let Police Search Your Phone After Accidents
    Imagine getting into a minor fender bender on the way to work. After checking your license and registration, the police officer on the scene starts rifling through your phone, checking your most recent text messages and your call log, all to make sure being distracted your phone wasn’t the cause of the crash. An abuse of police power? Not in New Jersey. A new law proposed by State Sen. James ...
    June 14, 2013 - Techland
  • 2 Pontiac men arrested in Birmingham car break-ins
    Birmingham police arrested two Pontiac men suspected of rifling through a number of unlocked cars near 14 Mile and Woodward.
    June 9, 2013 - Birmingham Eccentric
  • Where 'We Steal Secrets,' The Wikileaks Film, Falls Short
    The high-profile documentary   We Steal Secrets:The Story of Wikileaks  expanded into wider release in theaters and video-on-demand on Friday. Which would seem to be fortuitous timing, given this week's revelations that the NSA has been rifling through email and personal documents  stored by Internet giants like Google and Apple and collecting months of call-related data from Verizon . And yet ...
    June 8, 2013 - ReadWriteWeb

  • Tony Stewart in Winston-Salem Journal
    I'm not as panicked about the top 12 right now as I think some of the guys that are close to that bubble,Stewart said after Sunday's fifth-place run at Michigan. "We've just got to keep going out, and if we keep rifling off top fives like...
  • Shami Chakrabarti in New Zealand Herald
    Shami Chakrabarti, director of human rights campaign group Liberty, said: "This is no different from breaking down someone's door, rifling through their paperwork and seizing their computer hard drive."
  • Brian Schweitzer in The Register-Guard
    Montanans don't want the federal agents listening to their phone conversations, rifling through their papers, checking on what books they read and monitoring where they go and when. We think they ought to mind their own business,Montana Gov....

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