I have sent a cable describing the wickedness of that infamous organization of Trotskyite murderers and their fascist machinations all beneath contempt but, between us, it is not very serious, the P.O.U.M. Nin was their only man.
There are no more uses of "machinations" in the book.
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She is an innocent and ignorant of the danger from their machinations.
Even the name of the wind was hidden from him by the clever machinations of his captors.