Deceit Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Deceit

  1. Aimwell pretends to be titled to wed into wealth. [Br. Lit.: The Beaux’ Stratagem]
  2. Ananias lies about amount of money received for land. [N.T.: Acts 5:1–6]
  3. Ananias Club all its members are liars. [Am. Lit.: Worth, 10]
  4. angel of light false apostles are like Satan in masquerade. [N.T.: II Corinthians 11:14]
  5. Apaturia epithet of Athena, meaning ‘deceitful.’ [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 36]
  6. apples of Sodom outwardly sound fruit; inwardly rotten. [Class. Myth.: Jobes, 114]
  7. Arbaces priest who frames Glaucus. [Br. Lit.: The Last Days of Pompeii, Magill I, 490–492]
  8. Archimago uses sorcery to deceive people. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
  9. Arnolphe plans marriage to ward; maintains guardianship under alias. [Fr. Lit.: L’Ecole des Femmes]
  10. bilberry symbol for falsehood. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 172]
  11. Brunhild outdone in athletic competition by Gunther with invisible assistance. [Ger. Myth.: Nibelungenlied]
  12. Buttermilk, Little Johnny fools witch by substituting china for self in sack. [Br. Fairy Tale: Macleod, 21–24]
  13. Camilla, Mrs. practises deception on Pip. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
  14. clematis symbol of deception. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 347; Flora Symbolica, 173]
  15. Conchis for his psychological experiments he baits subjects with apparently seducible young women. [Br. Lit.: John Fowles The Magus in Weiss, 279]
  16. dogbane symbol for deceit. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 458]
  17. Hlestakov, Ivan Alexandrovich dissimulating gentleman hoodwinks town dignitaries as tsar’s inspector. [Russ. Lit.: The Inspector General]
  18. hocus-pocus magician’s parody of Hoc Est Corpus Domini. [Western Folklore: Espy, 76]
  19. Jingle, Alfred pretends to be a person of influence and elopes with an old maid for her money. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Pickwick Papers]
  20. Judas goat decoy for luring animals to slaughter. [Western Folklore: Espy, 80]
  21. Latch, William Esther’s betrayer; seduces her on marriage pretense. [Br. Lit.: Esther Waters, Magill I, 254–256]
  22. Mak Falstaffian figure; categorically maintains his innocence. [Br. Lit.: The Second Shepherds’ Play]
  23. Malengin personification of craftiness. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
  24. mask a disguise; hence, symbol of deception. [Art: Hall, 204]
  25. Mme. St. Pé feigns paralysis for seventeen years to keep her husband away from the woman he loves. [Fr. Drama: Jean Anouilh The Waltz of the Toreadors in On Stage, 383]
  26. Moncrieff, Algernon, and Jack Worthing both assume fictitious name “Ernest” in wooing belles. [Br. Lit.: The Importance of Being Earnest]
  27. Montoni, Signor marries Emily’s aunt to secure her property. [Br. Lit.: The Mysteries of Udolpho, Magill I, 635–638]
  28. nightshade poisonous flower; symbol of falsehood. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
  29. Nimue cajoles Merlin to reveal secret of power. [Arth. Romance: History of Prince Arthur, Brewer Handbook, 756]
  30. Nixon, Richard (1913–) 37th U.S. president (1969–1974); nicknamed “Tricky Dicky.” [Am. Hist.: Kane, 523]
  31. Pinocchio wooden nose lengthens when he lies. [Ital. Lit.: Pinocchio]
  32. Sinon convinced Trojans to accept wooden horse. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
  33. Trojan Horse hollow horse concealed soldiers, enabling them to enter and capture Troy. [Gk. Myth.: Iliad]
  34. white flytrap lures insects with sweet odor. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
  35. winter cherry inedible fruit symbolizes falsehood. [Plant Symbolism: Jobes, 319]