jugglery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jugglery the performance of a juggler
    • n jugglery artful trickery designed to achieve an end "the senator's tax program was mere jugglery"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jugglery The art or act of a juggler; sleight of hand.
    • Jugglery Trickery; imposture; as, political jugglery .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jugglery The art or performances of a juggler; legerdemain; trickery; hence, imposture; deception.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Jugglery art or tricks of a juggler: legerdemain: trickery
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. & OF. joglerie, F. jonglerie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. jogler—L. joculāri, to jest—jocus, a jest.

Usage

In literature:

Decidedly, there must be jugglery going on here.
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
Or he would work in subtler ways, through deceit, jugglery, or veiled bribe.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
But there is much more than mere jugglery of words in the poem.
"Robert Burns" by Gabriel Setoun
It is getting to be the general belief among men capable of reflection, that no jugglery can save the Confederate States currency.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
But now the pious jugglery came to a close.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
It is, however, quite wrong to regard this dialectic jugglery as the essence of Proudhon's system.
"Anarchism" by E. V. Zenker
Now am I almost determined to go to Armfelt, merely to prove that I give no heed to such jugglery.
"Tales from the German. Volume I." by Carl Franz van der Velde
Tell what jugglery has been practised on you, for I see you have been duped.
"Roland Cashel Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
You must have taken up jugglery, old chap.
"With Edge Tools" by Hobart Chatfield-Taylor
There could be no jugglery.
"The Bondman" by Hall Caine
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In poetry:

But neither poet nor a sibyl thou!
What brave conceit had he, my poet, built;
No jugglery of numbers that mean nought,
That can mean nought for ever, unto us.
"A June Lily" by Richard Le Gallienne