art (n.)
artifice, artificial conduct; or: wile, trick
Cym III.iii.46[Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus] Did you but know ... the art o'th' court
JC IV.i.37[Antony to Octavius, of Lepidus] one that feeds / On objects, arts, and imitations
LC.174[of the man] Thought characters and words merely but art
Sonn.125.11[] take thou my oblation ... / Which is not mixed with seconds, knows no art
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