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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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As to D'Artagnan, afraid of some feint, he still stood on the defensive.
I perceived my answer pleased him; he had doubtless expected to see a chilling effect produced by his steady announcement that he would give me neither wine nor spirits; he just shot one searching glance at my face to ascertain whether my cordiality was genuine or a mere feint of politeness.
He makes a feint of offering a protest, but she sweeps it away with her disdainful hand.
Peter was a superb swordsman, and parried with dazzling rapidity; ever and anon he followed up a feint with a lunge that got past his foe's defence, but his shorter reach stood him in ill stead, and he could not drive the steel home.
I made another feint at him, expecting that it would bring him at my throat; but in-stead he winced and crouched down.
Three times the panthan's blade changed its position--once to fend a savage cut; once to feint; and once to thrust.
Then he followed up a feint, right and left, was fiercely countered, and felt his cheek laid open to the bone.
Parries, feints and counterattacks give each skirmish serious strategic depth, whether you're fighting in team-based warzones, Battle Royale free-for-alls or survival matches against waves of AI brutes.
You have to use a lot of angles and feints in order to force him to keep his hands up - and a big body assault would be the way to beat him.
Still scintillating in his lightning-fast reading of pressure situations, outrageous in the little feints and dinked passes he uses to release teammates with precisely the right ball.
A Cologne-scene contemporary of Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger, Gunther Forg could easily be mistaken for a cynic, an artist whose blunt allusions to Barnett Newman, Piet Mondrian, and the Bauhaus were calculated simulacral feints in painting's dismal 1980s endgame.