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Foiling   Listen
Foiling  n.  (Hunting) The track of game (as deer) in the grass.

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"Foiling" Quotes from Famous Books

... I pray, Of your kind patience. Sir, ere you proceed, I have a word to give you. I have heard Tales of your cleverness in foiling twice The Devil who sought to lead you to resign Your will to his. Perhaps it was not well That you so spurned his euthanasia. By your own devious path, you come at last To where all facts are vain, all visions fade, And your old wager is a laughing-stock, ...
— Mr. Faust • Arthur Davison Ficke

... discuss the subject of her father's wrongdoing with him. He was also once more overwhelmingly sorry for her. There was nobody she could turn to for support or sympathy, and it was evident that if he succeeded in foiling Hames, it would alienate her from her father. Waynefleet, he felt, was not likely to forgive her for the efforts she had made to save him from being drawn into an act ...
— The Greater Power • Harold Bindloss

... which I had previously resented in him evinced itself now; and even had I lacked reasons other than personal for foiling him I should certainly have returned a reply ...
— The Green Eyes of Bast • Sax Rohmer

... the seaman explained how he thought it possible to stultify the wizard, by discrediting him in the eyes of his own people—by foiling him with his own weapons,—and himself undertook to accomplish ...
— Red Rooney - The Last of the Crew • R.M. Ballantyne

Words linked to "Foiling" :   hindrance, hinderance, interference, foil, frustration

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