Trickery


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Trickery

Bunsby, Captain Jack
trapped into marriage by landlady. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
Camacho
cheated of bride after lavish wedding preparations. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]
Delilah
tricks Samson into revealing secret of his strength. [O.T.: Judges 16:6–21]
gerrymander
political chicanery aimed at acquiring votes. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 199]
Gibeonites
obtained treaty with Joshua under false pretenses. [O.T.: Joshua 9:3–15]
Hippomenes
outraced Atalanta by tossing golden apples to distract her. [Gk. Myth.: Bulfinch]
Jacob
through guile, obtained blessing intended for Esau. [O.T.: Genesis 27:18–29]
Joseph’s coat
dipped in the blood of a kid and shown to Jacob as proof of Joseph’s death. [O.T.: Gen. 37:31-33]
Laban
substitutes Leah for Rachel on Jacob’s wedding night. [O.T.: Genesis 29:16-26]
Loge (Loki)
enables Wotan to overpower Alberich, gain Rhinegold. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Das Rheingold, Westerman, 232]
Malatesta
schemes outwit miser; enable young lovers to wed. [Ital. Opera: Donizetti, Don Pasquale, Westerman, 123–124]
Rebekah
encouraged son Jacob to deceive father for blessing. [O.T.: Genesis 27:5–17]
Serpina
dupes bachelor employer into marrying her. [Ital. Opera: Pergolesi, La Serva Padrona, Westerman, 61]
References in classic literature ?
I left you--long after that time, remember--and, for some poor trickery that came within the law, but was nothing to what you money-makers daily practise just outside its bounds, was sent away a convict for seven years.
Despicable trickery at elections; under-handed tamperings with public officers; cowardly attacks upon opponents, with scurrilous newspapers for shields, and hired pens for daggers; shameful trucklings to mercenary knaves, whose claim to be considered, is, that every day and week they sow new crops of ruin with their venal types, which are the dragon's teeth of yore, in everything but sharpness; aidings and abettings of every bad inclination in the popular mind, and artful suppressions of all its good influences: such things as these, and in a word, Dishonest Faction in its most depraved and most unblushing form, stared out from every corner of the crowded hall.
But such is the wretched trickery of hole-and-corner Buffery
Now, what am I to think,' said the single gentleman, sternly regarding him, 'of you, who, plainly indisposed to give me any information then--nay, obviously holding back, and sheltering yourself with all kinds of cunning, trickery, and evasion--are dogging my footsteps now?
The idea that "since the AKP is going to use trickery to come to power again, what use is my vote" might keep some opposition voters away from the ballot boxes.
London, February 5 ( ANI ): Philip Seymour Hoffman's role of gamemaker 'Plutarch Heavensbee' in upcoming 'Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 2' will be finished using digital trickery, it has been revealed.
His trickery on the edge of the box saw Scott Wagstaff fire home on 11 minutes.
In particular, he raises questions about the moral perceptions of these two classics, namely the valorization of violence and trickery it encourages in readers.
And despite our 21st-century cynicism, it seems we're all still capable of being surprised and delighted by trickery and sleightof-hand - especially if it is at the hands of this illusionist.
The appetiser involves exploring the food trickery of the Middle Ages.
He uses camera trickery and voice techniques to accompany himself on each song and has had millions of hits so far.
But such trickery can be excused given the powerful performances here.