cozenage (n.) Old form(s): coozenage, cosenage, cozonage
cheating, trickery, deception
CE I.ii.97[Antipholus of Syracuse alone, of Ephesus] They say this town is full of cozenage
Ham V.ii.67[Hamlet to Horatio, of Claudius] Thrown out his angle for my proper life, / And with such cozenage [F coozenage; Q2 cusnage]
MW IV.v.59[Bardolph to Host] Out, alas, sir, cozenage, mere cozenage!
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