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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any act of deceit, fraud, swindling, or thieving; the act of begging under false pretenses; also, a device by which fraud is effected.
  • n. Any peculiar or artistic production or piece of workmanship.

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  • JM is a fakement of his own imagination.

    February 17, 2011

  • "He wiggled the hand he held in the air. 'It's all the same jolly fakement to me, one way or t'other.'" From The Wastelands by Stephen King.

    January 9, 2011

  • Something faked; a contrivance or device used to deceive.

    May 12, 2008