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machination

machination, intrigue, plotting: –s, hollowness, treachery Gloucester: These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us: though the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourged by the sequent effects: … Continue reading

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Alexander Schmidt’s Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary

Quillets, sly tricks in argument, subtleties, cavilling, chicanery Cas. Prithee, keep up thy quillets. There’s a poor piece of gold for thee: if the gentlewoman that attends the general’s wife be stirring, tell her there’s one Cassio entreats her a … Continue reading

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