1 But far and above their anger at the waste and mismanagement and graft was the resentment of the people at the bad light in which the governor represented them in the North.
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2 They were common enough, he said, such cases of petty graft.
3 The city, which was owned by an oligarchy of business men, being nominally ruled by the people, a huge army of graft was necessary for the purpose of effecting the transfer of power.
4 And this army of graft had, of course, to be maintained the year round.
5 Early in April the city elections were due, and that meant prosperity for all the powers of graft.
6 It collected the stories of graft and misery from the daily press, and made a little pungent paragraphs out of them.
7 Don't graft higher than your rank.
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8 Ladies, a second piece of advice: do not marry; marriage is a graft; it takes well or ill; avoid that risk.
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9 Julie was at the entrance of the garden, where she was attentively watching Penelon, who, entering with zeal into his profession of gardener, was very busy grafting some Bengal roses.
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10 My man worked in the orange groves in Florida, and he knows all about grafting.
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11 Nothing of this triumph reached Fauchelevent in his hut; he went on grafting, weeding, and covering up his melon beds, without in the least suspecting his excellences and his sanctity.
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12 There is nothing unusual in the Latin Church in these grafts of one order on another.
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13 Let the reader imagine Paris lifted off like a cover, the subterranean net-work of sewers, from a bird's eye view, will outline on the banks a species of large branch grafted on the river.
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