Against the shell of her ear broke the waves of worldly cunning.
They are more cunning than practical.
He could see no change, save that in the eyes there was a look of cunning, and in the mouth the curved wrinkle of the hypocrite.
Over and over again Dorian used to read this fantastic chapter, and the two chapters immediately following, in which, as in some curious tapestries or cunningly-wrought enamels, were pictured the awful and beautiful forms of those whom Vice and Blood and Weariness had made monstrous or mad: Filippo, Duke of Milan, who slew his wife, and painted her lips with a scarlet poison that her lover might suck death from the dead thing he fondled; Pietro Barbi, the Venetian, known as Paul the…
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She came up with a cunning scheme to cheat him.
The worst mix — greedy, cunning, and without morals.