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*: Fixedly did look / Upon the muddy waters which he conned / As if he had been reading in a book.
*: I did not come into Parliament to con my lesson.
*: The hawk rested on a crag of the gorge and conned the terrain with a fierce and frowning eye.
*: Of Muses Hobbinol, I conne no skill
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*: Mon mai longe liues wene; / Ac ofte him liedh the wrench.
*: With a wrench, which threw his victim back upon the bed as though hurled from a height, he turned and sprang at us.
: rfquotek|Francis Bacon
: With a surge of adrenaline, she wrenched the car door off and pulled out the injured man.
: Be careful not to wrench your ankle walking along those loose stones!
: The plumber wrenched the pipes until they came loose.
: It was only a sham wedding: they didnt care much for one another but wanted their parents to stop hassling them.
*: They scorned the sham independence proffered to them by the Athenians.
: The time-share deal was a sham.
: A con-man must be skilled in the arts of sham and deceit.
*: Fooled and shammed into a conviction.
*: We must have a care that we do not ... sham fallacies upon the world for current reason.
: The whole conversation was merely a deceit.
*: If success a lovers toil attends, / Few ask, if fraud or force attained his ends.
*: to draw the proud King Ahab into fraud
*: Formerly, the punishment for high treason was of a most barbarous character…. Women were burnt. A male traitor was dragged or drawn to the place of execution and hanged; but while still alive, he was cut down and disembowelled. His head was then severed from his body which was quartered. The head and quarters, which were at the Kings disposal, were usually exposed in some conspicuous place—the Temple Bar being a favourite spot—after being boiled in salt to prevent putrification and in cumin seed to prevent birds feasting on them.
*: While Collins does include a love triangle, a coming-of-age story, and other YA-friendly elements in the mix, they serve as a Trojan horse to smuggle readers into a hopeless world where love becomes a stratagem and growing up is a matter of basic survival.