cozening (adj.) Old form(s): couzening
cheating, deceiving, fraudulent
MW IV.ii.161[Ford to Mistress Ford, of her maid's aunt] A witch, a quean, an old cozening quean!
Oth IV.ii.131[Emilia to Iago] I will be hanged if ... / Some cogging, cozening slave, to get some office, / Have not devised this slander
R2 II.ii.69[Queen Isabel to Bushy] I will despair and be at enmity / With cozening hope
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