cunning+contrivance

  • 1 cunning contrivance — index maneuver (trick) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 cunning — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Craftiness Nouns 1. cunning, craft, craftiness, canniness, wit; gumption; slyness, artifice, art; subtlety, finesse, maneuvering; diplomacy, Machiavellianism, politics; resourcefulness; Jesuitry;… …

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  • 3 contrivance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. device, invention, construction, machine, apparatus, contraption (inf.); plan, scheme, trick, stratagem. See instrumentality, cunning. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A plan, especially an ingenious plan] Syn …

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  • 4 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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  • 5 tram — tram1 tramless, adj. /tram/, n., v., trammed, tramming. n. 1. Brit. a streetcar. 2. a tramway; tramroad. 3. Also called tramcar /tram kahr /. a truck or car on rails for carrying loads in a mine. 4. the vehicle or cage of an overhead carrier. v.t …

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  • 6 Trick — Trick, n. [D. trek a pull, or drawing, a trick, trekken to draw; akin to LG. trekken, MHG. trecken, trechen, Dan. tr[ae]kke, and OFries. trekka. Cf. {Track}, {Trachery}, {Trig}, a., {Trigger}.] 1. An artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance;… …

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  • 7 Ayyavazhi in reports by Christian missionaries — Ayyavazhi, a belief system originating from South India, is mentioned in a number of reports by Christian missionaries in the 19th century. In some of these reports, it is claimed that Ayyavazhi is an anti Christian religious phenomenon. The… …

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  • 8 till — till1 /til/, prep. 1. up to the time of; until: to fight till death. 2. before (used in negative constructions): He did not come till today. 3. near or at a specified time: till evening. 4. Chiefly Midland, Southern, and Western U.S. before; to:… …

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  • 9 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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  • 10 trick — I. n. 1. Artifice, stratagem, wile, cheat, dodge, doubling, fraud, chicane, blind, feint, manaeuvre, deceit, imposition, imposture, deception, juggle, reach, shuffle, hocus pocus, swindle, chouse, fetch, humbug, hoax, cog, gammon, cunning… …

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  • 11 τεχνασμοί — τεχνασμός cunning contrivance masc nom/voc pl …

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  • 12 device — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. scheme, trick, stratagem, ruse, expedient; badge, emblem, motto; mechanism, contrivance, instrument, invention, gadget; (pl.) inclination, pleasure. See instrumentality, plan, desire, cunning. II… …

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  • 13 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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  • 14 Plan — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Plan >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 plan plan scheme design project Sgm: N 1 proposal proposal proposition suggestion Sgm: N 1 resolution resolution motion Sgm: N 1 precaution …

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  • 15 artifice — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. trick, stratagem, ruse; device; cunning. See deception. Ant., candor, innocence. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Maneuver] Syn. stratagem, trick, wile, ruse; see trick 1 . 2. [Trickery] Syn. guile, cunning,… …

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  • 16 searu — n ( wes/ ) device, design, contrivance, art, work of art, cunning device; 1. in the following glosses it is uncertain whether the word is used with a good or with a bad meaning; 2. in a bad sense, craft, artifice, wile, deceit, stratagem, ambush …

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  • 17 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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  • 18 Artful — Art ful, a. [From {Art}.] 1. Performed with, or characterized by, art or skill. [Archaic] Artful strains. Artful terms. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Artificial; imitative. Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. Using or exhibiting much art, skill, or… …

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  • 19 craft — Synonyms and related words: Italian hand, ability, acuteness, address, adeptness, adroitness, aeroplane, aircraft, airmanship, animal cunning, argosy, art, artful dodge, artfulness, artifice, artisan work, artisanship, artistry, astuteness, bark …

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  • 20 clever — 1 *intelligent, quick witted, brilliant, bright, smart, alert, knowing Analogous words: *quick, apt, ready, prompt: *versatile, all around, many sided: capable, competent, *able: *sharp, keen, acute Antonyms: du …

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