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Chicane  v. i.  To use shifts, cavils, or artifices.






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"Chicane" Quotes from Famous Books



... to take a journey into Brittany, where the state of affairs required his presence. The death of that victorious monarch happened before Richemont's return; and this prince pretended that, as his word was given personally to Henry V., he was not bound to fulfil it towards his son and successor; a chicane which the regent, as he could not force him to compliance, deemed it prudent to overlook. An interview was settled at Amiens between the dukes of Bedford, Burgundy, and Brittany, at which the count of Richemont was ...
— The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part B. - From Henry III. to Richard III. • David Hume

... of money, the parent of sloth, frauds, and chicane, king Asychis made a very judicious law.(331) The wisest and best regulated states, as Athens and Rome, ever found insuperable difficulties, in contriving a just medium, to restrain, on one hand, the cruelty of the creditor in the exaction of ...
— The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, • Charles Rollin

... talents, in military, civil, naval, and politic distinction, that the country can afford. But supposing, what hardly can be supposed as a case, that the House of Commons should be composed in the same manner with the Tiers-Etat in France, would this dominion of chicane be borne with patience, or even conceived without horror? God forbid I should insinuate anything derogatory to that profession, which is another priesthood, administering the rights of sacred justice. But whilst I revere men in ...
— Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke. • Edmund Burke

... Critique de l'Ecole des Femmes. Fidelia is Shakespeare's Viola stolen, and marred in the stealing; and the Widow Blackacre, beyond comparison Wycherley's best comic character, is the Countess in Racine's Plaideurs, talking the jargon of English instead of that of French chicane. ...
— Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3) • Thomas Babington Macaulay



Words linked to "Chicane" :   movable barrier, carp, guile, dissembling, fraud, shaft, chicanery, bridge hand, dupery, put-on, beat out, wile, shenanigan, object, cheat, deceit, vanquish, jockey, humbug, trounce, beat, deception, crush, cavil, dissimulation, screw, shell, chouse, hoax, jugglery, fraudulence, trickery



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