craft (n.)
cunning, deceit, guile
Ham III.iv.189[Hamlet to Gertrude] I essentially am not in madness, / But mad in craft
MW V.v.218[Fenton to all, of his marriage to Anne] this deceit loses the name of craft
TC III.ii.151[Cressida to Troilus] Perchance ... I showed more craft than love
TC IV.iv.102[Troilus to Cressida] Whiles others fish with craft for great opinion, / I with great truth catch mere simplicity
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