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Craft, 1) power, skill: “catching all passions in his c. of will,” Compl. 126. “had you that c., to reave her of what should stead her most,” All's V, 3, 86. “that taught me c. to counterfeit oppression of such grief,” R2 I, 4, 13. “wooing poor craftsmen with the c. of smiles,” R2 I, 4, 13 “the serpentine c. of thy caduceus,” Troil. II, 3, 13.
2) manual art, trade: “he is not his --'s master,” H4B III, 2, 297. “you have made fair hands, you and your --s,” Cor. IV, 6, 118.
3) cunning, artifice, guile: “false-creeping c. and perjury,” Lucr. 1517. Compl. 295. Pilgr. 320. Wiv. V, 5, 239. Meas. III, 2, 10. Meas. III, 2, 10 All's IV, 2, 33 (plur. --s). Tw. V, 169. H4A II, 4, 503. H5 III, 6, 153. Troil. III, 2, 160. IV, 4, 105. Cor. I, 10, 16. Hml. II, 2, 290. III, 4, 188. 210 “(--s).” Lr. II, 2, 108. Cymb. V, 5, 55.
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