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hidden

or

disguised price rise

a decrease in the quantity or quality of a good or service sold at an unchanged price. Suppliers may reduce the quantity or quality of a good in order to improve unit profit margins or contain cost increases, but need to be mindful of consumers' reactions to these moves once they have become aware of the situation.
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Before he extinguished the single candle he had brought with him for the purpose, and the flickering light of which had cast the first alleviating rays into the impenetrable darkness of the buried chamber, that it had known for the countless ages since it had lain forgotten of man, Tarzan's mind reverted to that first occasion upon which he had entered the treasure vault, coming upon it by chance as he fled from the pits beneath the temple, where he had been hidden by La, the High Priestess of the Sun Worshipers.
This then is the secret of both life and death," he whispered, and at the same instant he grasped the Wieroo by the right wrist and with his own right hand swung the extra blade in a sudden vicious blow against the creature's neck before the thing could give even a single cry of alarm; then without waiting an instant Bradley leaped past the dead god and vanished behind the hides that had hidden the girl.
A Wieroo keeps his children thus hidden until they are full-grown lest they be murdered by their fellows.
Darkness was coming, and at Bradley's suggestion they decided to remain hidden here until after dark and then to ascend to the roof and reconnoiter.
With the coming of the sun they saw they had stumbled upon a place where they might remain hidden from the Wieroos for a long time and also one that they could defend against these winged creatures, since the trees would shield them from an attack from above and also hamper the movements of the creatures should they attempt to follow them into the wood.
The man wanted--what the man found a little lower down the lane, hidden in a dismantled part of the church-yard wall--a letter from a young lady.
My cave is large and deep and hath many corners; there findeth he that is most hidden his hiding-place.
How poor indeed is man," thought he in his heart, "how ugly, how wheezy, how full of hidden shame!
Traditionalist conservatives understand that marriage confers special status under hidden law, which is why they so fiercely oppose extending it to homosexuals.
To prevent the goals of the team or organization being stopped before they have a chance to get started, the Dobsons advise assuming that "there are hidden agendas until you have determined otherwise.
During its first three months of operation, 95% of Hidden Beach's visitors were from Canada and the United States, says Lubo Krstajic, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Karisma.
Your readers have seen some of this in my article on Luther's Hidden God and in my article on postmodernism the apophatic mystics.