feint


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feint

A slight bend in the edge of a flashing or counterflashing to form a capillary break.
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At last D'Artagnan thought it was time to try one of his favorite feints in fencing.
Then he followed up a feint, right and left, was fiercely countered, and felt his cheek laid open to the bone.
Ponta paused, as if to make doubly sure, then feinted with his left and struck fiercely with his right with all his strength.
He feinted, and while he was feinting Tom was on him.
For he never means to swallow a single limb; he only thinks to terrify by feints. But sometimes he is like the old juggling fellow, formerly a patient of mine in Ceylon, that making believe swallow jack-knives, once upon a time let one drop into him in good earnest, and there it stayed for a twelvemonth or more; when I gave him an emetic, and he heaved it up in small tacks, d'ye see.
Seeing that I meant to dodge, he also paused; and a moment or two passed in feints on his part and corresponding movements upon mine.
The battling beasts made a few feints and passes at each other before the larger succeeded in fastening his fangs in the other's throat, and then, as a cat shakes a mouse, the larger lion shook the lesser, and when his dying foe sought to roll beneath and rake his conqueror with his hind claws, the other met him halfway at his own game, and as the great talons buried themselves in the lower part of the other's chest and then were raked downward with all the terrific strength of the mighty hind legs, the battle was ended.
This is all a straw dog feint. The only salvation we'll be told to save the Chicago casino is for the casino to be Chicago owned.
Summary: A veteran political fencer, she has deceived her opponents with her feint.
He details the entire campaign of Mobile, from Union and Confederate camp life prior to the invasion, through cavalry operations, the Federal feint movement at Cedar Point, naval operations in Mobile Bay, and the tread-way from Spanish Fort, to the evacuation of Mobile.
LONDON: The Syrian regime is disguising Iran-allied militias as its own fighters, a battlefield feint that appears calculated to try to avoid further Israeli air strikes against Iranian targets in Syria, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.