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The Dodger had a vicious propensity, too, of pulling the caps from the heads of small boys and tossing them down areas; while Charley Bates exhibited some very loose notions concerning the rights of property, by pilfering divers apples and onions from the stalls at the kennel sides, and thrusting them into pockets which were so surprisingly capacious, that they seemed to undermine his whole suit of clothes in every direction.
And being no stranger to the art of war, I gave him a description of cannons, culverins, muskets, carabines, pistols, bullets, powder, swords, bayonets, battles, sieges, retreats, attacks, undermines, countermines, bombardments, sea fights, ships sunk with a thousand men, twenty thousand killed on each side, dying groans, limbs flying in the air, smoke, noise, confusion, trampling to death under horses' feet, flight, pursuit, victory; fields strewed with carcases, left for food to dogs and wolves and birds of prey; plundering, stripping, ravishing, burning, and destroying.
Delight Smith trying to mobilize workers and win larger community support, the manufacturer Jacob Elsas trying to undermine the union drive, and the politician Tom Watson trying to win office, along with a variety of workers, both male and female, who spoke words, issued leaflets, gave orders, and made speeches which reflected, reinforced, solidified, or challenged prevailing power relations of gender and of class.
Milliman's analysis concluded that the proposed changes to the contributions structure would detrimentally impact the solvency of the CalSTRS Defined Benefit Program because they would undermine the funding structure of current benefit programs.
also has a wide range of public policies that undermine global corporate social responsibility.
However, it is a fact that until his passing, Harriman continued to undermine the national sovereignty of the U.
On December 4, 1997, Local 287's internal court convicted him of calling "a group of drivers, television and newspaper reporters to undermine the Union on the United Parcel Service/Teamster contract.
Pricing can no longer be considered separate to reimbursement, while parallel trade threatens to undermine companies' wider regional efforts to achieve the best price for their products.
The fear is that excess borrowing will eventually undermine the economy.
Li, a member of the evangelical "Church in Hong Kong," was arrested last May by the Chinese authorities for allegedly "using an evil cult to undermine law enforcement.
Erode export-pricing power in the rest of Asia, and undermine the terms of trade.
The process is supposed to protect the legitimacy of the constitutional regime, not undermine it.