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artifice, chicane, chicanery, gamesmanship, hanky-panky, jugglery, legerdemain, skulduggery (or skullduggery), subterfuge, trickery, wile
circa 1892, in the meaning defined above
probably alteration of Scots joukery-pawkery, from jouk to dodge, cheat + pawk trick, wile
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