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Fencing

The act of buying stolen property with the intention of re-selling it to unsuspecting persons. For example, a person may steal jewelry to sell to a middleman (called a fence), who then re-sells it a buyer who may or may not realize that the jewelry is stolen. Fences profit from paying low prices for the stolen property and re-selling it at retail prices (prices comparable to those on the legitimate market). Fencing is illegal in most jurisdictions, but it may be difficult to prove in court.
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London, Apr 1 ( ANI ): Alesha Dixon said she was "stunned" to find that she had qualified for the British Olympic fencing team following just weeks of training after she won a bout at a charity contest.
She attended medical school at the University of Saskatchewan and also became an accomplished athlete: a figure skater, ice dancer, hockey player, softball player, swimmer, and a teacher of Olympic fencing.
OLYMPIC fencing hopeful Fawn Lamb is continuing to put her rivals to the sword.
The work Chaplain Bucur put into fencing earned him a shot at the Romanian Olympic fencing team until a hand injury sidelined him.
She does similar things to Britain's Olympic fencing squad, so I think it's fair to say she knows what she's doing.
For fun and recreation, backpacking, Olympic fencing, reading, writing fiction, and tabletop miniatures gaming all fight for time on the schedule, too
Mum said she'd scout around the fridge and put out some bits and pieces while we watched the Italian girls win Olympic fencing gold and bronze.
A Hungarian burglar found himself in trouble after he discovered an Olympic fencing champion owned the house he was about to rob.

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