fraud, intrigue, cabal, cheat, invention, scheme, connivance, craft, blind, study at plot, planned, cunning, guile, art, finesse, conspiracy, collusion, crimes, wile, imposture.
From what I see already of the machination
in which you have been involved, your case is desperate upon that side; and for the narrow eye of the authorities you are infallibly the guilty person.
In the well- meant telegram she saw only a new machination
of the enemy- perhaps even of Elizabeth Fortinbras.
How could he guess, for instance, that the letter was an instrument, and he the victim, of a Popish machination?