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Word: trickster

Definition: person who cheats people


Sentences Containing 'trickster'

"Grave Concerns Trickster Turns: The Novels of Louis Owens," Chris LaLonde, Univ.
Amongst modern "folkies" and neo-pagans the Jack in the Green has become identified with the mysterious Green Man depicted in mediaeval church carvings and is widely felt to be an embodiment of natural fertility, a spirit of the primeval greenwood and a trickster; by extension he is linked to such mythological characters as Puck, Robin Goodfellow, Robin Hood, the wild man, and the Green Knight, among others such as the folklore behind the legend of Robin Hood.
But what the duchess marvelled at above all was that Sancho's simplicity could be so great as to make him believe as absolute truth that Dulcinea had been enchanted, when it was he himself who had been the enchanter and trickster in the business.
He earned his living as a confidence trickster, but was well known as a rapist and suspected of being a murderer.
Kristoffer Rygg (9 September 1976), also known as Garm, Trickster G. and recently God Head, is a double Spellemannprisen-nominated and double Oslo-prize winning vocalist, musician and producer known as the frontman of Ulver as well as being former producer, lyricist and singer of Arcturus.
She is regaled as the Jack of Kinrowan, a trickster figure who represents the Seelie Court's hope for victory against the forces of evil.
The novel develops Vizenor's rejection of social science theories that claim the trickster figure reflects an idea or model; to the contrary, Vizenor argues that the trickster is a purely linguistic phenomenon.
The novel was republished under the title "The Trickster of Liberty: Native Heirs to a Wild Baronage" in 2005.
The Trickster of Liberty is a 1988 novel by Gerald Vizenor that acts as a prequel to his earlier novels ' and '.

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