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  • n. The characteristic of deceptiveness; duplicity; untruthfulness.


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  • She hath abated me of half my train;
    Look'd black upon me; struck me with her tongue,
    Most serpent-like, upon the very heart...

    - Shakespeare, King Lear, II. iv.

    August 19, 2008

  • 'twas believed in ancient times that a venomous snake injected poison not from its fangs but through its forked tongue.

    August 19, 2008