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Its visor grinned at him--the fool, the tricked, the supplanted.

As before, so now they tricked the eye into a fancy that they lived.

It is undoubtedly better to deceive him entirely, and since he will be stubborn he must be tricked.

He first starved, and then tricked me; and if I could I'd kill him.'

But you took it not—You were driven on one side, and, possibly, tricked on the other.

And now when it was too late, the soldiers realized that the sorcerer had tricked them.

For a second he thought that the small night-light had tricked him by shadows on shadows.

He only knew that he had been tricked, and that he meant to trick Emilio in return.

That dreadful music had distracted her, that—and something else, her tricked expectation.

But just before arrival he had tricked all four of them by giving them drugged coffee.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "a cheat, a mean ruse," from Old North French trique "trick, deceit, treachery, cheating," from trikier "to deceive, to cheat," variant of Old French trichier, probably from Vulgar Latin *triccare, from Latin tricari "be evasive, shuffle," from tricæ "trifles, nonsense, a tangle of difficulties," of unknown origin.

Meaning "a roguish prank" is recorded from 1580s; sense of "the art of doing something" is first attested 1610s. Meaning "prostitute's client" is first attested 1915; earlier it was U.S. slang for "a robbery" (1865). Trick-or-treat is recorded from 1942.

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