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knave

another word for jack (the playing card)

Knave

of Hearts vowed he’d steal no more tarts. [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 152]
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Though I had long known that his servility was false, and all his pretences knavish and hollow, I had had no adequate conception of the extent of his hypocrisy, until I now saw him with his mask off.
"PPG is committed to making significant strategic investments in the architectural coatings business," said Tim Knavish, PPG SVP, global architectural coatings and president, Europe, Middle East and Africa "This facility is another example of our dedication to growing the business and strengthening our overall distribution strategy."
The foray into the knavish world of politics was not personal but for a national cause.
But to do this--to abandon the king in his hour of crisis--would be a knavish, morally objectionable thing to do, and the Fool states that he himself will not do this: "I will tarry; the fool will stay." What the Fool is doing is setting out his own position and pledging not to be one of those "wise" men who serve only "for gain" and pack it in when it begins to rain (Bevington 128-29).
Those reasonable people turned out to be wrong, though at least they weren't knavish. But that charitable judgment can't be extended to Putin's apologists today.
At the age of five, after an incident of petty theft, Mary was labeled as having a AaAaAeA knavish and vicious disposition.AaAaAeA she a sociopath or psychopath?
Johannsen will report to Tim Knavish, PPG senior vice president, automotive OEM coatings and Jean-Marie Greindl, senior vice president, global architectural coatings and president, PPG EMEA.
In Knavish mode it points out that its altruism must be rewarded if it is to continue.
(Clearly to campaign for better pay and conditions is not necessarily knavish, but this metaphor helps to clarify a distinction between protecting one's own interests and defending the greater good.) Much of the confusion in the junior doctors' dispute arose from a failure to make such a distinction.
The scenes where cart-loads of battered metal scrap are brought to Face and his knavish mate, Subtle (another performance to remember from Mark Lockyer, who hurries barefoot and richly-cloaked around the stage distilling comfort to the half-mad as he and Face pocket their gold) are delicious, and numismatists will certainly relish the fascinating lines here, showing that Face likes rare coins which, with their regal heads seem to him a version of his own regality, which is nonsense but another example of Jonson's mockery of Jacobean society's self-delusion.
The scenes where cart-loads of battered metal scrap are brought to Face and his knavish mate, Subtle (another performance to remember from Mark Lockyer, who hurries barefoot and richlycloaked around the stage distilling comfort to the half-mad as he and Face pocket their gold) are delicious, and numismatists will certainly relish the fascinating lines here, showing that Face likes rare coins which, with their regal heads seem to him a version of his own regality, which is nonsense but another example of Jonson's mockery of Jacobean society's self-delusion.