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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,
"Yes," replied the Chancellor of the Exchequer. "Jolly good shooting.
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. Then she died.
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.
Islamabad -- National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has recovered Rs 71 billion, directly and indirectly from corrupt elements and deposited in the national exchequer during the period of last 22 months.
ISLAMABAD -- National Accountability Bureau has recovered Rs 71 billion, directly and indirectly from corrupt elements and deposited in the national exchequer during the period of last 22 months.
As per details, accused being ex-secretary Union Council Rawat misused authority and embezzled funds and therefore caused loss to the government exchequer. Accused have recruited ghost employees for self-collection of Parking Fee Bus Stand, Rawat in 2013-14 and 2014-15, without fulfilling any codal formalities and have withdrawn fake salaries from the Govt.
PPP leader is accused of involvement in illegal publicity campaign, causing Rs128m loss to national exchequer
Summary: Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Aug 1 (ANI): BJP leader Lanka Dinakar on Thursday raised questions over the alleged expenses of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy's visit to Israel by accusing the state government of burdening exchequer for a private visit of the CM.