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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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Commentaries such as these draw together the notions of self-sacrifice, morality and Buddhism into a symbolic cluster, manifested in the pagoda sima, which signifies protection from dangerous powers but also their propitiation in the service of continuance of the world.
'Mr Wing Yip has been kept informed of the works affecting the setting of the pagoda,' she said.
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.
While the author seems to place the pagoda too close to the river's mouth in these two stories, in The Shadow-Line the pagoda lies too far up the Meinam.
Thich Thanh Kiem, the abbot of the Vinh Nghiem pagoda, claimed that his pagoda has over six hundred students and offers two classes in Buddhism: a four-year course of study in the Buddhist classics and a three-year program of study in the higher classics.
The book Nihon Shoki (Chronicle of Japan), compiled in 720, says there was a nine-story pagoda in the temple compound.
This year's three-story high wooden pagoda is reinforced by metal braces to make it sturdy and ensure the safety of those who will join the procession.
Phan Sopheak, a member of the Saravoan Pagoda committee, told The Post on Sunday that according to the victim, the suspect arrived at the pagoda on Saturday afternoon by tuk-tuk and stormed into the monk's room.
Listed only as Pagoda No 1066 and housing a Buddha statue, the structure measured 26 feet by 26 feet and was 40 feet high.
Lowell's visit generated some interest in the pagoda amongst a handful of Americans visiting Seoul.
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.
Bocaue , Bulacan -- After 21 years, the stigma of the Pagoda tragedy still lingers.
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