underhand practice

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You, in complicity with the bewitched goat implicated in this suit, during the night of the twenty-ninth of March last, murdered and stabbed, in concert with the powers of darkness, by the aid of charms and underhand practices, a captain of the king's arches of the watch, Phoebus de Châteaupers.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Arif Alvi has slammed tapping of his phone call with Imran Khan, calling it an underhand practice which is inappropriate.
Behind the widespread underhand practice is a dangerous nexus between certain bottled water companies and building watchmen, who are putting residents at risk of serious diseases.
How the drug came to be in the four-year-old's system has never been established, but while last week's inquiry accepted it was not due to any underhand practice by Moore, the rules require that unless the source of a prohibited substance is demonstrably outside the trainer's control, he or she is ultimately responsible for what is found in a horse's sample.
But as long as this underhand practice continues, I'll keep on standing up for Irish consumers.
This type of underhand practice has been around for some time.
He claims it comes from some underhand practice in the nutmeg trade between America and England in the 1870s when the Yanks tricked the English by loading bits of wood in the sacks of nutmeg.
The watchdog's allegations follow a two-year probe into the underhand practice of offering only a standard room rate online instead of allowing travel agents to pass on savings to customers.
However, Anne Holmes, of the League Against Cruel Sports was not convinced of an underhand practice to rid urban cities of foxes.
MacAskill said: "The SNP will expose Gordon Brown's underhand practice of using the Government's inflation forecast for next September to hit motorists with a petrol rise of 3.
It is time the TUC joined Labour in presenting a strong opposition to these underhand practices.
He could, of course, have highlighted other underhand practices of Tesco, whereby they purchase vast swathes of land, keep them barren until any local furore dies down and then apply for planning permission to build yet another superstore in order to stifle local trades people: he could have used Treorchy and Tesco as a case in point, but he didn't: Tesco would not have approved.