- n. Plural form of diablerie.
“There is one more diabolical picture in our budget, engraved by Mr. Thompson, the same dexterous artist who has rendered the former diableries so well.”
“How beautiful are the scenes, about to follow, depicted in the overtures to _Der Freyschutz_ and _Oberon_; what wild _diableries_ are not suggested by those wonderful compositions!”
“But in spite of his temper and his _diableries_ he was very lovable and everybody liked him.”
“What if no more are the grisettes of Paul de Kock and Murger to fascinate the eye with wistful diableries?”
“A man of amour like his officer, he disdains the elaborate winks, the complex _diableries_ of that superior being, and confines himself to open hugging.”
“American Al-Raschids are abroad in the land, pockets echoing the tintinnabulation of manifold marks and eyes abulge at the prospect of midnight diableries.”
“The Counsellor was presiding with much majesty over the diableries of his chums, prudent business men from the Hanseatic ports who had big accounts in the Deutsche Bank or were shopkeepers installed in the republic of the La Plata, with an innumerable family.”
“In the midst of these horrors -- _diableries_, the Jesuits called them -- as if the very elements had been moved with pity, there burst over the darkened forest a terrific hurricane of hail and rain.”
“Radisson that he had won the warriors 'favor; for when the time came for him to run the gantlet of Iroquois _diableries_, instead of being slowly led, with trussed arms and shackled feet, he was stripped free and signalled to run so fast that his tormentors could not hit him.”
“Above Cassel, the airy hills curved in one black outline against a glowing sky, pregnant, one could fancy, with weird forms, which might be at their old diableries again on those remote places ere night was quite come there.”
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