knavery (n.) Old form(s): Knauery
treachery, trap, trickery
H8 V.ii.32[King Henry to Butts, of the Council's action] there's knavery!
Ham III.iv.206[Hamlet to Gertrude, of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern] They must ... marshal me to knavery
Oth I.iii.388[Iago alone, of Cassio] To get his place and to plume up my will / In double knavery
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