stratagem (n.) 3
deed of violence, bloody act
2H4 I.i.8 [Northumberland to Lord Bardolph] Every minute ... / Should be the father of some stratagem
3H6 II.v.89 [Father to himself, of the war] What stratagems ... / This deadly quarrel daily doth beget!
AW IV.i.49 [Parolles to himself] the baring of my beard, and to say it was in stratagem
MV V.i.85 [Lorenzo to Jessica, of a man without music] Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils