trickless

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trick (trɪk)
 
n
1.  a deceitful, cunning, or underhand action or plan
2.  a.  a mischievous, malicious, or humorous action or plan; joke: the boys are up to their tricks again
 b.  (as modifier): a trick spider
3.  an illusory or magical feat or device
4.  a simple feat learned by an animal or person
5.  an adroit or ingenious device; knack: a trick of the trade
6.  a behavioural trait, habit, or mannerism
7.  a turn or round of duty or work
8.  cards
 a.  a batch of cards containing one from each player, usually played in turn and won by the player or side that plays the card with the highest value
 b.  a card that can potentially win a trick
9.  slang (Austral) can't take a trick to be consistently unsuccessful or unlucky
10.  informal do the trick to produce the right or desired result
11.  slang how's tricks? how are you?
12.  slang turn a trick (of a prostitute) to gain a customer
 
vb
13.  to defraud, deceive, or cheat (someone), esp by means of a trick
 
[C15: from Old Northern French trique, from trikier to deceive, from Old French trichier, ultimately from Latin trīcārī to play tricks]
 
'tricker
 
n
 
'trickless
 
adj

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