devilry

[ dev-uh l-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF devilry
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It was the Carnival week again—the mad blaspheming week of revelry and devilry.

I kept my eye on her after that, for I knew there was some devilry in the wind.

But this seemed to say that the devilry was over all the earth.

They are desperate, then, and seem to exult in devilry of all kinds.

There was no waiting, no coaxing; it was drive and devilry all through.

Living just as he likes, setting an example of devilry to the whole neighbourhood!

All I ever cared for in you was your devilry, and your eyes that used to set me all on fire with love.

In the hands of a young man, wealth is an invitation to devilry.

And all I know about you is that you are always contriving some devilry.

Your horses, my dear sir, resemble cats in size, and tigers in devilry!

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from devil + -ry; deviltry (1788) is a corrupt formation from it.

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