crafty+device

  • 1 crafty device — index artifice, machination, maneuver (trick), ruse, stratagem Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 Device — De*vice , n. [OE. devis, devise, will, intention, opinion, invention, fr. F. devis architect s plan and estimates (in OF., division, plan, wish), devise device (in sense 3), in OF. also, division, wish, last will, fr. deviser. See {Devise}, v. t …

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  • 3 device — deviceful, adj. devicefully, adv. devicefulness, n. /di vuys /, n. 1. a thing made for a particular purpose; an invention or contrivance, esp. a mechanical or electrical one. 2. a plan or scheme for effecting a purpose. 3. a crafty scheme; trick …

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  • 4 device — /dəˈvaɪs / (say duh vuys) noun 1. an invention or contrivance. 2. a plan or scheme for effecting a purpose. 3. a crafty scheme; a trick. 4. an artistic figure or design used as a heraldic bearing (often accompanied by a motto), or as an emblem,… …

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  • 5 device — de•vice [[t]dɪˈvaɪs[/t]] n. 1) a thing made for a particular purpose, esp. a mechanical, electric, or electronic invention or contrivance 2) a plan, scheme, or procedure for effecting a purpose 3) a crafty scheme; trick 4) lit. a word pattern,… …

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  • 6 machination — I noun artful dodge, artifice, cabal, collusion, conspiracy, contrivance, covin, crafty design, crafty device, crafty plan, design, dodge, dolus, foul play, intrigue, jugglery, machina, maneuver, manipulation, plot, ploy, ruse, scheme, stratagem …

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  • 7 artifice — ar·ti·fice / är tə fəs/ n: a clever strategy usu. intended to deceive or defraud Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. artifice …

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  • 8 maneuver — I (tactic) noun approach, course of conduct, decursio, decursus, device, line of action, management, manipulation, mode of procedure, move, operation, plan of attack, planned campaign, procedure, scheme, stratagem, strategy, stroke, undertaking… …

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  • 9 stratagem — I noun ars, artful contrivance, artifice, blind, cheat, chicane, contrivance, crafty device, cunning, deceit, deception, device, dodge, dolus, evasion, excuse, expedient, feint, finesse, gimmick, intrigue, machination, maneuver, manipulation,… …

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  • 10 ruse — I noun art, artifice, bait, blind, camouflage, cheat, chicane, chicanery, chouse, circumvention, craft, crafty device, deceit, deception, decoy, delusion, design, disguise, dodge, dolus, duplicity, evasion, feint, fetch, finesse, flimflam, fraud …

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  • 11 sméawrenc — m ( es/ as) cunning device, a crafty device, sharp trick …

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  • 12 artifice — n. 1. Contrivance, invention, effort, art. 2. Cunning, deceit, deception, imposture, fraud, trickery, device, duplicity, guile, subtlety, finesse, stratagem, shift, trick, subterfuge, wile, ruse, doubling, Machiavelism, diplomacy, machination,… …

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  • 13 stratagem — n. Artifice, device, manaeuvre, intrigue, wile, trick, fetch, dodge, crafty device, machination, plot, plan, scheme, artful contrivance, stroke of policy, finesse, ruse …

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  • 14 Artifice — Ar ti*fice, n. [L. artificium, fr. artifex artificer; ars, artis, art + facere to make: cf. F. artifice.] 1. A handicraft; a trade; art of making. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Workmanship; a skillfully contrived work. [1913 Webster] The material… …

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  • 15 artifice — /ahr teuh fis/, n. 1. a clever trick or stratagem; a cunning, crafty device or expedient; wile. 2. trickery; guile; craftiness. 3. cunning; ingenuity; inventiveness: a drawing room comedy crafted with artifice and elegance. 4. a skillful or… …

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  • 16 imposture — n. Cheat, trick, deception, imposition, hoax, fraud, delusion, artifice, ruse, dodge, wile, deceit, stratagem, chouse, crafty device …

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  • 17 ruse — n. [Fr.] Stratagem, trick, artifice, wile, manoeuvre, fraud, deceit, deception, imposture, chouse, sham, fetch, clap trap, crafty device …

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  • 18 wile — n. Trick, stratagem, cheat, fraud, chicane, chicanery, artifice, chouse, imposture, deceit, imposition, deception, ruse, dodge, fetch, manaeuvre, cunning contrivance, crafty device …

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  • 19 chouse — I. v. a. Deceive, cheat, trick, delude, defraud, swindle, dupe, gull, bamboozle, cozen, overreach, circumvent, beguile, hoodwink, victimize, take in, impose upon, put upon, practise upon, play upon. II. n. 1. Dupe, tool, gull, simpleton, cully. 2 …

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  • 20 artifice — /ˈatəfəs / (say ahtuhfuhs) noun 1. a crafty device or expedient; a clever trick or stratagem. 2. craft; trickery. 3. skilful or apt contrivance. 4. Obsolete workmanship. {French, from Latin artificium} …

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