cunning contrivance

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But, in a sequence of events I admit is unclear, the canine's cunning contrivance to purloin Prometheus' present was foiled.
Into The Storm's Domain" is a rollicking ride set in an alternative Victorian era, and it delivers an A-to-Z of swashbuckling adventure: Action, Buxom Beauties, Cunning Contrivances, Enigmatic Emissaries, Heroics, Science, Villainy and Strange Zoology.
The Great Lie by Myrrha Stanford-Smith There were all manner of cunning contrivances so that a man could be run through, spouting blood, or drop from a gibbet with a sickening crack and spring up smiling to take his bow.