knavery (n.) Old form(s): knauerie, knaueries , knauery
roguish trick, rouguery, trickery
AW I.iii.12[Countess to Clown] you ... have ability enough to make such knaveries yours
AYL I.ii.72[Touchstone to Celia and Rosalind] By my knavery - if I had it
MND III.i.106[Bottom alone, of his companions] This is a knavery of them to make me afeard
MND III.i.114[Bottom alone, of his companions] I see their knavery
MND III.ii.346[Oberon to Puck] committest thy knaveries wilfully
TC II.iii.71[Thersites to Patroclus] Here is such patchery, such juggling, and such knavery!
TN IV.ii.67[Sir Toby to Feste] I would we were well rid of this knavery
TS I.ii.136[Grumio to Hortensio and Petruchio, of their plan] Here's no knavery!
TS V.i.125[Baptista to Vincentio] I [will go in] to sound the depth of this knavery
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