Thesaurus / knavish

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To lay duties on a commodity exported, which our neighbors want, is a knavish attempt to get something for nothing.

The Bee seemed utterly distraught at losing her bearings under the influence of my knavish tricks.

The Mason-beesJ. Henri Fabre

The context shews that it was considered a 'knavish' word at this period.

Stephen had a considerable share of cunning, a sort of knavish sagacity and ready impertinence, peculiar to most of his kind.

This dangerous indulgence did not fail to become known to the knavish class, who made profitable use of the opportunity.

The one is peaceful and trustful, the other is warlike and knavish.

Villa ElsaStuart Henry

Like earthly monarchs, he has his jester, "the shrewd and knavish sprite, called Robin Good-fellow."

The Fairy MythologyThomas Keightley

Yea, thou hast a knavish wit, and no man can equal thee in craft, as no god can rival me.

The knavish practices to which the pigment has been subjected, have acquired it an ill-fame both with authors and artists.

At the same time, to retain his hold on his apprentice until the expiration of his term, James resorted to a knavish expedient.

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