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- n. An imposter, a swindler.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who cheats or defrauds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who cozens; one who cheats or defrauds.
He had "a deal of candied courtesy," especially for the women; and though his sturdy manhood and the excellent opinion of himself -- both of which came to him from his ancestry -- usually preserved him from the charge of servility, he was sometimes a "cozener" whose conscience annoyed him with very few scruples.
The man who planned the whole thing was a fool, a "cozener" of the king, and the ship, suppose it to be made, was "unfit for any other use but a dung-boat!"
Easier to stand outside, thinking I had wasted my money on a cozener.
“Peace, thou vile cozener, with thy gipsy cant!” replied
Those who care but for a fresh face -- tricksters in love as a cozener with dice -- are justly flouted and deceived, as oftentimes we see.
The words used in such case are uncertain, and to be recited at the pleasure of the witch or cozener.
Amongst them they had "cozened the great cozener" -- to use
'I do feel myself a thief and a cozener,' she said.
With high ability, he combined the character of a selfish voluptuary; and although possessed of great wealth, his support was always to be bought by the offer of a place, and he did not disdain the malpractices of a cozener in his eagerness to increase his store.
'I will prove him for you, lady, and tell you whether he be a cozener or not, or if his magic be fit for you to deal with.'
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