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But this time, with all his cunning and perspiration, he could not induce another throb in the tired engines.
Aunty Rosa had credited him in the past with petty cunning and stratagem that had never entered into his head.
In a dream he crossed the crowded hall, avoiding various acquaintances with unconscious cunning.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Whether this aptitude was combined with the sinuous cunning that is essentially Oriental Nigel did not know.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Of these Napoleon was well advised, but Bernadotte was too cunning to allow himself to be compromised absolutely.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Consequently he has taken occasion to write to your Majesty with tricks and cunning, as is said.
He cursed himself inwardly for a fool and a dolt—the more pitiable because he accounted himself cunning above others.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
I hate the wench, wi' her cunning black eyes lookin a body through.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
They demanded money, and were as grasping and cunning in their dealings as the most civilized Europeans.
The captain closed one eye, and a leer of subtle cunning overspread his face.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI

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