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exchequer

To use or have a pattern of checkers.
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In those days the Jews were subjected to an Exchequer,
And Rebecca told Miss Briggs, whose Christmas dividend upon the little sum lent by her Becky paid with an air of candid joy, and as if her exchequer was brimming over with gold--Rebecca, we say, told Miss Briggs, in strict confidence that she had conferred with Sir Pitt, who was famous as a financier, on Briggs's special behalf, as to the most profitable investment of Miss B.
Fisher said, rather vaguely, that he was following soon, when he had fixed something up; and the Chancellor of the Exchequer left the inn.
The irrepressible Chancellor of the Exchequer was still talking about the birds he had brought down, the birds that Burke and Halkett had brought down, and the birds that Jenkins, their host, had failed to bring down.
While the ladies were thus busying themselves, Mr Lillyvick was intent upon the game in progress, and as all should be fish that comes to a water-collector's net, the dear old gentleman was by no means scrupulous in appropriating to himself the property of his neighbours, which, on the contrary, he abstracted whenever an opportunity presented itself, smiling good-humouredly all the while, and making so many condescending speeches to the owners, that they were delighted with his amiability, and thought in their hearts that he deserved to be Chancellor of the Exchequer at least.
The millionaire then read out her last will and testament, in which she left the whole of her fortune to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Master Kidderminster, grown too maturely turfy to be received by the wildest credulity as Cupid any more, had yielded to the invincible force of circumstances (and his beard), and, in the capacity of a man who made himself generally useful, presided on this occasion over the exchequer - having also a drum in reserve, on which to expend his leisure moments and superfluous forces.
The EBM accorded approval for filing the first corruption reference against former Capital Development Authority (CDA) Building Control Section deputy director general Ghulam Murtaza Malik, former CDA Building Control Section director Khalil Ahmed, former CDA Building Control Section deputy director Muhammad Ammar Idrees, former CDA Building Control Section assistant director Khadim Hussein and Safa Gold Mall owner Rana Abdul Qayyum for causing losses to the national exchequer because of illegally approving additional stories at Safa Gold Mall by abusing the authorities.
ISLAMABAD:The Executive Board of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Tuesday authorized various inquiries, investigations and filing of references against accused persons on alleged involvement in corruption and causing multi-billion rupee losses to the national exchequer.
During the meeting authorized various inquiries, investigations and filing of reference against the accused persons on alleged involvement in corruption and causing multi billion rupee losses to the national exchequer.
ISLAMABAD -- The Executive Board of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Tuesday authorized various inquiries, investigations and filing of references against accused persons on alleged involvement in corruption and causing multi-billion rupee losses to the national exchequer.
The board authorized to file a corruption reference against former state minister for railways and communications Javed Ashraf Qazi, former railway secretary Saeed ul Zafar, former general manager Hamid Hassan Butt, former general manager operations Iqbal Samad Khan, former member finance Khurshid Ahmad Khan, former director Akhtar Ali Baig, former superintendent Abdul Ghafar and Director Hasnain Construction Company Muhammad Ramzan Sheikh, chief Executive Unicon Consulting Services Pervez Latif, Director Max Corporation Development Malaysia Muhammad Kasa in a case of misusing authority and causing Rs2 billion loss to the national exchequer.