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artifice
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  • The case fully stated, Mr. Bagnet resorts to his standard artifice for the maintenance of discipline.
  • Volumnia, growing with the flight of time pinker as to the red in her face, and yellower as to the white, reads to Sir Leicester in the long evenings and is driven to various artifices to conceal her yawns, of which the chief and most efficacious is the insertion of the pearl necklace between her rosy lips.

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