- I have described before in this space how, during the chaotic feeding frenzy of the last bull market, city restaurateurs devised all sorts of tricks and ruses in an attempt to break out of the stodgy-though-profitable steakhouse box.
- One must conclude that we know an enormous amount about tricks and ruses (often concocted by brilliant practitioners) but very little about demonstrable impact.
- There are, in criminal investigations, a number of situations in which the police adopt ruses or tricks in the public interest to obtain evidence.
In hunting terminology a ruse was a turn or detour or other trick made by a hunted animal to escape the hounds. The word came from Old French ruser, which meant ‘to use trickery’ and which in another sense, ‘to drive back’, was also the origin of rush. The plant name rush is Old English
Words that rhyme with ruseabuse, accuse, adieux, amuse, bemuse, billets-doux, blues, booze, bruise, choose, Clews, confuse, contuse, cruise, cruse, Cruz, diffuse, do's, Druze, effuse, enthuse, excuse, fuse (US fuze), Hughes, incuse, interfuse, lose, Mahfouz, mews, misuse, muse, news, ooze, Ouse, perfuse, peruse, rhythm-and-blues, schmooze, snooze, suffuse, Toulouse, transfuse, trews, use, Vaduz, Veracruz, who's, whose, youse
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