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Then, he says, the 'Demon of Chicane appeared to me in all his hideousness.

He had vowed war in his youth against the 'demon of chicane.'

Under these conditions, can either side score "except for honors or chicane?"

Roebuck was the keystone of the arch that sustained the structure of chicane.

There had never been any chicane like the chicane she was presently going to commit.

You want a field for your remarkable talent for conspiracy and chicane.

Laws are made to be kept, else we live in a house of chicane.

The value of honors, slam, little slam or chicane, is not affected by doubling or redoubling.

Should both sides revoke, the only score permitted shall be for honors in trumps or chicane.

I never darkened it with absurd and contradictory notions, nor confounded it with chicane and sophistry.

WORD ORIGIN

in English in various senses, including "act of chicanery" (1670s), "obstacles on a roadway" (1955), also a term in bridge (1880s), apparently all ultimately from an archaic verb chicane "to trick" (1670s), from French chicane (16c.), from chicaner "to pettifog, quibble" (15c., see chicanery).

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