knavish


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Related to knavish: reeky, extolment, unmuzzled, purpled
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I lay stretched upon the bed across which that blackguard Belville had struck his knavish blow.
Neither were they filled with goods, like those of knavish traders.
Hanging, drawing and quartering and burning at the stake for treason/heresy etc are a bit outmoded, and it's fair to say that the verse of God Save the Queen 'Confound their (Catholics or Protestants depending on which side your were on) politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks' is not taken literally today.
Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks, On thee our hopes we fix: God save the Queen.
Cunning must he be and knavish, who would go beyond thee in all
Knavish has been promoted to the position of vice president, Automotive Coatings, Americas, for PPG Industries.
The knavish Snipkin, scarified in one of the letters, "hath the Law at his finger ends" (F3v), knowledge that enables his fraudulence.
ALCHEMY, BANSHIE, CURTAIN, DAMN[FY, EQUABLY, FORMULA, GAWKIER, HARMONY, INVADES, JOURNEY, KNAVISH, LARCENY, MOWABLE, NUMERIC, OPUNT1A, PAUCITY, QUAKIER, RAVINES, SEMINAR, ROWMAN, UNAIMED, VINEGAR, WARMING, XANTHIC, YAWNERS, ZANYISM
the second verse reads: O Lord our God, arise, Scatter our enemies, And make them fall; Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks; On thee our hopes we fix: God save us all.
Jorgensen, who long ago showed the degree to which Iago is modeled on knavish characters (often linked, ironically, with overt claims of honesty) from Tudor plays.
But as Samuel Johnson noted in a letter to Boswell, "Remember that all tricks are either knavish or childish.
By acquiring Colpisa, PPG builds on a successful relationship and gains the opportunity to expand our coatings presence in Colombia to directly serve and grow with automotive manufacturers," said Tim Knavish, PPG vice president, automotive OEM coatings, Americas.