TRICK , a crafty or fraudulent
See also:device, deceitful artifice or stratagem, hence an
See also:exhibition of skill, especially in sleight of
See also:hand or jugglery, the
See also:term being also used of a
See also:peculiar trait or manner of speech, character or
See also:habit . A specific use is that for the
See also:cards played at a single
See also:round, which are taken up and count towards the winning of the
See also:game . The origin of the word is ultimately to be found in
See also:Lat. tricae, trifles, hindrances,
See also:wiles, whence tricari, to delay, shuffle,
See also:play tricks, which has also given " intricate," " extricate," " intrigue." The M . Eng. trichen, to cheat or trick, was adapted from the O . Fr. trickier, trechier, whence came trecherie, Eng . " treachery," a betrayal of faith, perfidy or trickery of the grossest kind . There has been also a confusion, which has influenced the meaning and
See also:form of " trick," with the Dutch trekken, to pull, draw, cf. the South
See also:African Dutch trek, a
See also:migration, properly the
See also:action of
See also:drawing a vehicle or travelling by ox-
See also:wagon . " Trick " or " tricking " is thus used, in
See also:heraldry, as the technical term for the drawing of a coat of arms in monochrome, giving the tinctures by the conventions of vertical,
See also:horizontal or diagonal lines, &c .
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