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synonyms for mare's-nests

  • cover-up
  • fraud
  • hoax
  • illusion
  • lie
  • ruse
  • scam
  • subterfuge
  • trick
  • artifice
  • bluff
  • catch
  • cheat
  • chicane
  • con
  • crock
  • decoy
  • device
  • dodge
  • fallacy
  • feint
  • fib
  • gimmick
  • hogwash
  • hustle
  • imposture
  • jive
  • malarkey
  • pretext
  • ride
  • sham
  • shift
  • shuck
  • snare
  • stall
  • sting
  • story
  • stratagem
  • swindle
  • trap
  • whitewash
  • wile
  • wrinkle
  • bilk
  • con game
  • confidence game
  • fast one
  • fast shuffle
  • mare's-nest
  • snow job
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antonyms for mare's-nests

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  • honesty
  • truth
  • reality
  • truthfulness
  • frankness
  • honor
  • openness
  • trustworthiness
  • uprightness
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How to use mare's-nests in a sentence

Not much use as the high crests hid the intervening hinterland from view, even from the crow's nests.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Probably the swallows were nesting in the cenote although the nests were inaccessible to view.
SUMMER BIRDS FROM THE YUCATAN PENINSULAERWIN E. KLAAS
Among many people in the East, no food is thought so great a dainty as these edible birds' nests.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
They then cough it up and use this material they have so oddly prepared in making their nests.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
Whenever a man makes it his business to search for these nests, he knows the danger full well.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
Though perfectly certain the birds were breeding near, we could not find the nests.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
They take care, however, to place their nests in tolerably inaccessible places that cannot well be reached without a rope.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
They placed cotton and fine wool all about the room, and even endeavoured to construct small nests of wool and horsehair.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
I can remember once, when father lost a horse, that mother insisted in shaking out all the hens nests and giving them new nests.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
Purplish-brown epidote, with small nests or concretions of green epidote and quartz; forming a sort of amygdaloid.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
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