"My uncle was not down here this morning," Maude would say:—and then she would go on to excuse the defalcation.
Evidently there had been a defalcation on rather a large scale.
You don't mean that this is the blackguard who wrote that account of the defalcation in the Events?
But nothing yet concerning the defalcation and disappearance of Angelo Puma.
The only distinct cause assigned by M. de St Priest, for his defalcation in the lists, is the Arragonese version.
The rumor of Elijah's defalcation had not disturbed Seymour seriously.
The defalcation—if Cowperwood's failure made Stener's loan into one—could be concealed long enough, Mollenhauer thought, to win.
The national treasury suffered during the revolt a defalcation of some fifty thousand pesos.
What, then, was the cause of Griffo's defalcation, and who had inspired him to this signal piece of treachery?
He would either win a considerable stake or have sufficient in hand to cover up his defalcation.