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shake the pagoda tree

dated To obtain or earn money very quickly and readily, especially in colonial India during its time as part of the British Empire. A pun referencing the pagoda, a gold coin formerly issued in various dynasties of southern India, and the Plumeria rubra, a deciduous plant commonly called the "pagoda tree." By securing illegal inside deals with politicians and local business authorities, Sir Fleetwood looked to shake the pagoda tree for everything it was worth.
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Villagers' assessments of what is happening to the pagoda capture a consistent theme of moral disintegration concomitant with the mono-directional penetration of 'power', both economic and political, into the sacred space of the pagoda.
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The major overhaul started in April 1998 after the pagoda was found to be tilting about 4 degrees to the northwest, which was visible to the naked eye.
Additionally, travel narratives imply the pagoda could not be seen from outside the river's mouth.
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The book Nihon Shoki (Chronicle of Japan), compiled in 720, says there was a nine-story pagoda in the temple compound.
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The Upper Chinese pagoda has been fenced off to the public for almost a year because it was feared ground movement in the mound on which it stands could cause it to collapse.
This is the beginning of growth of spiritual and eco tourism in this part of Arunachal Pradesh with Lord Buddha's relics installed in the pagoda for a week-long exposition providing a golden opportunity for inflow of tourists," Tuki said after inaugurating the Golden Pagoda eco resort tourism complex in Lohit district here today
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