skullduggery


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skullduggery

(ˈskəlˈdəgɚi)
n. deceitful doings; dirty work. Without skullduggery, politics wouldn’t be interesting.
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While he attributes the emphasis on greater professionalism to "a whole new environment" arising out of the backlash to Enron-style scandals and corporate skullduggery, Koppes insists that director accountability is a big part of the equation as well.
Sex, backstabbing, skullduggery, more sex - these folk score home and away without a ball being kicked.
Skullduggery and laughs mix effortlessly as bounty-hunting heroine Stephanie Plum tracks down a rather nasty group of killers.
This fascinating story of behind-the-scenes skullduggery and political backstabbing in Cardiff Bay and Westminster, is written by the acclaimed author Sin Eirian and features the actor Richard Harrington.
Within this tapestry are woven scenes of druid ceremonies in Thayer's Wood in the middle of Midsummer night, the lingering revolutionary spirit of Captain Daniel Shays, hero of the Revolution and leader of the first rebellion against the post-Revolutionary order, the skullduggery concealed behind the scarlet curtains of Miss Millie Tiverton's fancy house, and more ghosts, spirits, and skeletons than you could find in a corrupt politician's closet.
Just to make matters worse, only a couple of days after revealing the plant closing, competitor Fruit of the Loom filed a lawsuit alleging that Gildan had stolen trade secrets and named David Cherry as one of the key people involved in the alleged skullduggery.
So, we get Primary Colors, whose flip betrayal of its depiction of campaign skullduggery ends in an earnest, we're-gonna-make-history blather; The Patriot's equation of pacifism with flag-waving slaughter; The Contender's preposterously hyper-left pronouncements mated to the amused glorification of federal double-dealing.
When all the hatcheting was done, Stern publicly apologized for the skullduggery practiced by the team management.
Wisner's obvious first task, before any of the skullduggery could be mounted, was to scrounge up the cash to pay for it all.
Even then, many naive souls refuse to recognize behind-the-scenes aggression and skullduggery because acknowledgment would require a response.
Hoover's unwillingness to go after the mob was more a matter of charlatanry and sheer bureaucratic entropy than sexual skullduggery.
Skullduggery, an award-winning toy company, today releases their new indoor action disc game Aero Flixx.
Micheal Martin needs to move now and show force as a leader that this kind of skullduggery will not be tolerated.
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Doesn't such organisational skullduggery make your blood run cold?