honest, stratagem, take-in, jig, sleight, means, gimmick, shenanigan, imposture, gambit, wile.
Ye ken weel eneuch what ploy
I mean, man.
People are more than ever like segregated imbeciles, each absorbed in his or her own ploy.
But it wad be some deevilich ploy
o' their ain they wad be efter: it's little the likes o' them wad heed sic auld warld tales.