stratagem


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a method of deploying troops and equipment in combat

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a maneuver in a game or conversation

an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade

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What do you say to the universally-accepted maxim that 'all stratagems are fair in love and war'?
Nay; see whether by bodily strength it be possible to learn or divine the intentions of the enemy, his plans, stratagems, or obstacles, or to ward off impending mischief; for all these are the work of the mind, and in them the body has no share whatever.
The temper of our governments, for a long time to come, would not permit those rigorous precautions by which the European nations guard the avenues into their respective countries, as well by land as by water; and which, even there, are found insufficient obstacles to the adventurous stratagems of avarice.
One such stratagem was to indict unlicensed retailers in quarter sessions but to avoid bringing them to trial.
The bacterium that produces Lyme disease takes this stratagem a step further.
There are two main problems with the "take back the family" stratagem.
Even as Jardine promulgated his wilderness policy, timber baron Edward Wellington Backus engineered an international stratagem to cut the tall pine in the wilderness and flood the canoe country with a series of hydropower dams along the international border.
This is a stratagem to lower fees, since a manager's gross fees could be reduced as much as 50 percent if portfolio performance merely equaled market results.
using scarce resources to give up the advantage of speaking a world language" and ending with the stratagem that the language could be "saved" by song and dance.
Stratagem, Carnegie Building, 121 Donegall Rd, Belfast, BT12 5JL
So when both seemed to fall into media's most obvious trap by attempting to stop the printing or broadcast of unflattering journalism, one must assume a more diabolical stratagem at play.
Apprentice Kirsty Milczarek was banned for the first two days of the turf season (March 26-27) for using her whip down the shoulder in the forehand position on fourth-placed Zonnebeke, and Tony Culhane will miss the same two days after being found to have used his whip with excessive frequency on Lady Stratagem in the maiden claimer.
Organisations involvedSevern Trent Water Stratagem Consulting
The best recent example of the stratagem at work is the "two minutes hate" directed at Trent Lott -- who, of course, cooperated in his own downfall by constantly apologizing for thoughts he had not expressed (page 33).
To justify the exhibition's peculiar slant, however, Virilio has offered only the elliptical observation that September II inaugurated an "inevitable confusion between a terrorist attack and an accident," in that the terroristic stratagem consisted of seizing upon "the accident" as a form of "disguise.