trifle

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trifle

1. a type of pewter of medium hardness
2. articles made from this pewter
References in classic literature ?
Gentlemen, is the happiness of a sensitive and confiding female to be trifled away, by such shallow artifices as these?
Rulers are no more than attorneys, agents, and trustees, for the people; and if the cause, the interest and trust, is insidiously betrayed, or wantonly trifled away, the people have a right to revoke the authority that they themselves have deputed, and to constitute abler and better agents, attorneys, and trustees.