invention (n.) 5
plan, scheme, stratagem
1H6 III.i.5 [Winchester to Gloucester, of any accusation] Do it without invention, suddenly [i.e. without premeditated scheming]
3H6 IV.i.35 [Edward to all] What if both Lewis and Warwick be appeased / By such invention as I can devise?
KL I.ii.20 [Edmund alone] if this letter speed / And my invention thrive
TN V.i.342 [Malvolio to Olivia] Why have you suffered me to be ... made the most notorious geck and gull / That e'er invention played on?
TS I.i.187 [Tranio to Lucentio] Both our inventions meet and jump in one