trickery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trickery the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
    • n trickery verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Trickery The art of dressing up; artifice; stratagem; fraud; imposture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trickery The practice of tricks or deceits; artifice; imposture.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Trickery act or practice of playing tricks: artifice: stratagem: imposition
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Quotations

  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    “The craftiest trickery are too short and ragged a cloak to cover a bad heart.”
  • Francoise Sagan
    Francoise Sagan
    “It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery: the fronts people assume before one another's eyes, and the front a writer puts on the face of reality.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. tricher, to beguile—L. tricāri, to trifle.

Usage

In literature:

There's no trickery or deceit about them.
"Fire Island" by G. Manville Fenn
His trickery was discovered beyond a doubt.
"The Tale of Betsy Butterfly" by Arthur Scott Bailey
A clever piece of trickery, and it was awkward to deal with.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
It keeps you from spending your money in foreign ports, where you only buy trickery for your silver.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
What was not possible to valor was accomplished by trickery.
"Peter the Hermit" by Daniel A. Goodsell
I wonder if women will ever learn the perfect folly and uselessness of that sort of trickery.
"In Direst Peril" by David Christie Murray
The thought entered his mind that it was a pose, a piece of pretty trickery.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
What trickery is this?
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
But it was trickery, for as I incautiously bent over him his hand crashed a rock against my head.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
Set this man free and he will immediately begin his old games of deceit and trickery.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
If you deceive me you will be held sternly to account for trickery.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
There is mystery and trickery here.
"The King's Esquires" by George Manville Fenn
Lying and trickery will avail you no further!
"The Albert Gate Mystery" by Louis Tracy
Now, from long experience I know all the trickery and treachery of the Italian nature.
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
Her trickery in fact had its political value.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
Mignon's trickery had availed her little.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman" by Pauline Lester
The clock belonged to Dr. Ochorowicz, and was innocent of trickery.
"The Problems of Psychical Research" by Hereward Carrington
More, what benefit would he get from such trickery?
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
It was a magnificent bit of trickery; small marvel that his Highness was deceived.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
Yet Harlan was determined to appear ignorant that Haydon meditated trickery.
"'Drag' Harlan" by Charles Alden Seltzer
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In poetry:

"Here's Love of Groundless Charge -
Here's Malice, too, and Trickery,
Unusually large
Your bump of Pocket-Pickery - "
"Phrenology" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"No Winters now, my little Maid,
Like those that used to come,
Making our Christmas sparkle, bright
As crystallized plum-cake at night,
And Frost his Puck-like trickeries played,
With fancies frolicsome.
"A Winter's Tale For The Little Ones." by Gerald Massey

In news:

Accusations of ' trickery '.
Wyclef Jean appealing Haiti election ruling, says ' trickery ' used.
Trickery Behind Obama's 2011 Budget.
Kimbra Vows Less ' Trickery ' on Next Album.
A Gaza War Full of Traps and Trickery .
The Little Vampire´: No Halloween Trickery , Just a Treat.
No Halloween trickery is involved in this announcement: "The Little Vampire" is a treat.
Here's video proof that real trickery can be pulled off.
That relies on trickery when toughness will do.
Aaron Murray used an array of sharp passing, smart decisions and even some trickery to lead UGA past Ole Miss on Saturday, 37-10.
Big plays, desire and a little trickery helped Stamps pull off upset.
The latest polls suggest this divide -and-conquer trickery seems to be working, at least for now.
The feminists pose as fans of Slipknot to get an autograph and a photo with the band—a move Hanna starts to regret as the juvenile trickery unfolds.
ROSWELL — It took plenty of resilience and a dash of trickery, but Wheeler secured its first region win of the season on Friday night.
Stoops isn't deploying crazy blitzes or stunts or any type of trickery to get the job done.
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In science:

Section 7 contains the proofs of the “better-than-rationally’ results, which involve some algebraic trickery (Prop. 7.1.2) to make up for the fact that ω∗,T/W need not be free.
Algebraic cobordism of varieties with G-bundles
The operative rule precluded the use of “trickery or guile.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
People are even more easily fooled when their ability to detect fooling is explicitly vitiated, for instance, by a prohibition against using “trickery or guile”.5 When I asked Mr.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
Weintraub that his response fell under the “trickery and guile” prohibition, and he took another stab at the question.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
The prize committee spent some time with the referees attempting to explicate the notion of “natural conversation without trickery or guile”.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
Clearly, this does not require any additional trickery to price above standard CB’s.
Converting the reset
Next up is the special type trickery needed to represent the black hole trees first introduced in Remark 3 on page 5.
Implementing Gr\"obner bases for operads
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