Knaveries
Knavery Knav"er*y, n.; pl. {Knaveries}. 1. The practices of a knave; petty villainy; fraud; trickery; a knavish action. [1913 Webster]

This is flat knavery, to take upon you another man's name. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. Roguish or mischievous tricks. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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