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Ploy   Listen
verb
Ploy  v. i.  (Mil.) To form a column from a line of troops on some designated subdivision; the opposite of deploy.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Ploy" Quotes from Famous Books



... that date little Obo had recovered so much of his former health that he was permitted to go out into the air, and, a few days later, Lieutenant Lindsay resolved to take him, and his father and mother, on board the 'Firefly,' by way of a little ploy. In pursuance of this plan he set off from the hospital in company with Kambira, followed at a short distance by Azinte ...
— Black Ivory • R.M. Ballantyne

... joy'ment voice re joice' moist dis joint'ed troy de stroy' broil em ploy'ment poise em ploy' choice ...
— McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling Book • W. H. McGuffey

... wicker chair before his door, overlooking the island-studded, fairy-like loch of Carlinwark. In the smithy across the green bare-trodden road, two of his elder sons were still hammering at some armour of choice. But it was a ploy of their own, which they desired to finish that they might go trig and point-device to the Earl's weapon-showing to-morrow on the braes of Balmaghie. Sholto and Laurence were the names of the two who clanged the ringing steel ...
— The Black Douglas • S. R. Crockett



Words linked to "Ploy" :   tactical manoeuvre, stratagem, remark, comment, gambit, manoeuvre, maneuver, tactical maneuver



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