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]
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The way to prevent this is to employ national media everywhere, and with great attention to detail, even when the trickery at hand seems minor.
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Whether Lookin' for Luv, as Carl Weber's characters are in this hilarious look at modern trickery in the game of romance, or trying to come to terms with one's existence, as Mary Monroe's haunting young protagonist is in God Don't Like Ugly, the season of searching, understanding and healing is well represented.
In addition, in most cases, the location of the seance is unknown, we do not know all the sitters that were present, and reported attempts to detect trickery are minimal.
Especially in the early ballads, she transcribes the legendary trickery and deceit narrated in the folklore of the early nineteenth century and portrays an enchantment with the superstition and magic of her own time.
He did not quite abandon trickery, for the world was not his to give, except in its spurious character as an effect without a cause).
The Christian Coalition did not by some magical trickery swiftly inundate Republican meetings in the last few years; it has been quietly working its strategy on a proving ground for the past decade and a half, largely unnoticed by most of us.
Lizzie's trickery and deceit, however, contrast with Lucy's constancy.
The use of lies, trickery, or deception does not always render an otherwise voluntary confession inadmissible.
Heit and Kim used further genetic trickery to bypass calcineurin by artificially activating its protein sidekick, called NFAT.
Of course, there are those who believe that what Sai Baba did was trickery, but others have reported seeing the same remarkable materializations by Sai Baba under conditions that would preclude trickery or sleight-of-hand.