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Circumvention, foiling or disappointing by superior cunning: which (wit) “is so abundant scarce, it will not in c. deliver a fly from a spider, without drawing their massy irons and cutting the web,” Troil. II, 3, 17. “what ever have been thought on in this state, that could be brought to bodily act ere Rome had c.?” Cor. I, 2, 6.*
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