device (n.) Old form(s): deuice
show, performance, production
LLL V.ii.661[Armado to all, of his portrayal of Hector] I will forward with my device
MND V.i.50[Theseus to Philostrate, of a proposed entertainment] That is an old device
Tim I.ii.147[Timon to Ladies] You have ... entertained me with mine own device
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