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regrating:

see engrossingengrossing,
in English law, practice of acquiring a monopoly of goods in order to sell them at an inflated price. The offense was ordinarily limited to monopolies of foods. Related practices were forestalling, i.e.
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regrating

The cleaning of masonry by removing a thin surface layer, exposing fresh stone.
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Observations on the Pernicious Consequences of Forestalling, Regrating,
Many researches had shown similar results [15,37].The significant negative relationship between the forest land and grassland area and TP, TN, CODmn, and NH3-N indicates that the the forest land and grassland played a key role in reducing the nitrogen pollutants and phosphorus pollutants and played a controlling role in regrating the water quality.
The evolution of market structures and the attendant rules of exchange with the development of capitalism highlight a shifting balance of forces --from the restrictions on 'forestalling, regrating and engrossing' in late mediaeval markets, localised and personalised, to the transcendence of locality (through long term 'globalisation') which facilitates the dominance of the most powerful under the misleading rubrics of being impersonal and freer (Lie, 1993).
To the anger of the queen herself, it actually rejected such antipoverty bills as that to enforce the provision of hospitality (thus failing to heed, as the bill's sponsor put it, "the lamentable cry of the poor, who are like to perish"), as well as a bill criminalizing those practices of forestalling and regrating ("odious to the commonwealth") that inflated food prices.