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knave

another word for jack (the playing card)
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Knave

of Hearts vowed he’d steal no more tarts. [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 152]
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This is grand theft, not knavery. class="MsoNormalFreezing of all bank accounts of suspects is just an elementary start.
In a culture of cutthroat corporate knavery and expansion, the race to earn a buck and incessant focus on work, we are neglecting the spirit of altruism.'
The voters of Gorakhpur would now be laughing at his knavery.
The "no knavery" speech forces us to re-evaluate our assumptions about the Fool.
(Induction, 105-13) In sending forth to act their parts in the 'wide world' his two sons, Slipper and Nano, made emblematic of 'knavery and honesty' (Induction, 95, 96-97), respectively, Bohan metatheatrically assumes responsibility for the morality-play overlay on his history.
Madison also made reference to the knavery principle in his argument for the ratification of the federal constitution: "Ambition must be made to counteract ambition...
Earlier they met the PM Modi to press for water from Knavery River and to speed up the Constitution of Cauvery Management Board as ordered by the Apex Court, but however, they are not happy with his response as he did not give nay positive response.
The prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award should fortify Morales and her coworkers in the Office of the Ombudsman in their often-thankless, lonely and dangerous job of fighting knavery in government.
Now, gentles, to the friends, who in number are two, And lodged in that ale-house in which fair Hero does do: Damon (for some kindness done him the last week) Is come fair Hero in Fish Street this morning to seek Pythias does smell the knavery of the meeting, And now you shall see their true friendly greeting.
Olree, "Pride Ignorance and Knavery James Madison's Formative Experiences with Religious Establishments, 36 Harv.
in the caves or murder dens of all knavery [i.e., the universities], neither at Wittenberg nor at Paris; it cannot be learned either at the courts of great lords or at rich benefices." (54) In Christian Instruction on How the Divine Scripture Should be Compared and Analyzed (published in Augsburg in 1527, and clandestinely reprinted in Vienna ca.
The first individual runner he saddled was Knavery, who finished seventh behind Doug Watson's Layl in a handicap during the Dubai World Cup Carnival.