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  • 1 artifice — [ artifis ] n. m. • artefice 1256; lat. artificium « art, métier », par l it. 1 ♦ (1505) Vx Art consommé, habileté. ⇒ art. ♢ Mod. Moyen habile, ingénieux. Résoudre un problème de mathématiques par un artifice de calcul. 2 ♦ (XVIIe) Cour. Moyen… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 artifice — ► NOUN ▪ the use of cunning plans or devices in order to trick or deceive. ORIGIN Latin artificium, from ars art + facere make …

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  • 3 artifice — (ar ti fi s ) s. m. 1°   Habile, industrieuse combinaison de moyens. Les artifices de l éloquence. •   Le joug du chariot était composé de noeuds entrelacés avec tant d artifice, qu on n en eût su découvrir le commencement ni la fin, VAUGEL. Q. C …

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  • 4 artifice — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)tɪfɪs[/t]] artifices N VAR Artifice is the clever use of tricks and devices. [FORMAL] Weegee s photographs are full of artfulness, and artifice …

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  • 5 artifice to defraud — scheme or artifice to defraud For purposes of fraudulent representation statutes, consists of forming plan or devising some trick to perpetrate fraud upon another. State v. Smith, 121 Ariz. 106, 588 P.2d 848. Such connotes a plan or pattern of… …

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  • 6 artifice — noun formal 1 (U) the use of clever tricks: Her charm was all artifice. 2 (C) a clever trick, especially one used to deceive someone artificial, adjective (usually before noun) 1 not made of natural materials or substances: artificial sweeteners… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 artifice — ar|ti|fice [ˈa:tıfıs US ˈa:r ] n formal [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: Latin artificium, from artifex skilled worker , from ars ( ART1) + facere to make ] 1.) [U] the use of clever tricks to deceive someone = ↑cunning 2.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 scheme or artifice to defraud — For purposes of fraudulent representation statutes, consists of forming plan or devising some trick to perpetrate fraud upon another. State v. Smith, 121 Ariz. 106, 588 P.2d 848. Such connotes a plan or pattern of conduct which is intended to or… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 9 Hana-bi - feux d'artifice — Hana Bi Hana bi Réalisation Takeshi Kitano Acteurs principaux Beat Takeshi Kayoko Kishimoto Ren Osugi Susumu Terajima Scénario Takeshi Kitano Musique Joe Hisaishi Direction artistique Norihiro Isoda …

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  • 10 dodge — I. v. n. 1. Start aside, shift place suddenly, duck. 2. (Colloq.) Shuffle, evade, equivocate, quibble, prevaricate, use artifice, play fast and loose, be evasive. II. v. a. Evade (by starting or ducking). III. n. 1. Starti …

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  • 11 juggle — [c]/ˈdʒʌgəl / (say juguhl) verb (juggled, juggling) –verb (t) 1. to keep (one or more objects, as balls, clubs, rings, etc.) in continuous motion in the air at the same time by tossing and catching. 2. to manipulate or alter by artifice or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 Finesse — Fi*nesse , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Finessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Finessing}.] 1. To use artifice or stratagem. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. (Whist Playing) To attempt, when second or third player, to make a lower card answer the purpose of a higher,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 Finessed — Finesse Fi*nesse , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Finessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Finessing}.] 1. To use artifice or stratagem. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. (Whist Playing) To attempt, when second or third player, to make a lower card answer the purpose of a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 Finessing — Finesse Fi*nesse , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Finessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Finessing}.] 1. To use artifice or stratagem. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. (Whist Playing) To attempt, when second or third player, to make a lower card answer the purpose of a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 juggle — jugglingly, adv. /jug euhl/, v., juggled, juggling, n. v.t. 1. to keep (several objects, as balls, plates, tenpins, or knives) in continuous motion in the air simultaneously by tossing and catching. 2. to hold, catch, carry, or balance… …

    Universalium

  • 16 Calumny — • Etymologically any form of ruse or fraud employed to deceive another, particularly in judicial proceedings Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Calumny     Calumny      …

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  • 17 juggle — jug•gle [[t]ˈdʒʌg əl[/t]] v. gled, gling, n. 1) to keep (several objects, as balls) in continuous motion in the air simultaneously by tossing and catching 2) to hold, catch, or balance precariously 3) to alter or manipulate in order to deceive,… …

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  • 18 manoeuvre — n. & v. (US maneuver) n. 1 a planned and controlled movement or series of moves. 2 (in pl.) a large scale exercise of troops, warships, etc. 3 a an often deceptive planned or controlled action designed to gain an objective. b a skilful plan. v. 1 …

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  • 19 English literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles (including Ireland) from the 7th century to the present day. The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are… …

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  • 20 Kenneth Anger — Anger in his 1947 film Fireworks. Born Kenneth Wilbur Anglemyer February 3, 1927 (1927 02 03) (age 84) Santa Monica, California …

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