One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The Forest Department has to be given the muscle to evict encroachers and control stray dog numbers within the park.’
- ‘It is obvious that a large proportion of the forest area is in the possession of encroachers in connivance with real estate agents, politicians and government officials.’
- ‘The lake was dangerously shallow, and encroachers were already living in some parts of it.’
- ‘‘They are illegal encroachers,’ I've heard people say of slum dwellers, ‘they breed like rabbits.’’
- ‘His land is also being illegally occupied by encroachers.’
- ‘The Forest Conservation Act of 1980, ostensibly meant to protect the environment, in effect reduced tribal communities to encroachers and thieves in their traditional habitat.’
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