Usage examples for crafty

  1. He was playing a crafty game, for he preferred to get the meat without fighting if possible, and my story that soldiers were coming had given him food for reflection. – An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  2. And crafty as a fox. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  3. " I must be getting terribly secret and crafty she thought with some surprise. – Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge by Pemberton Ginther
  4. Nay, you may think my love was a crafty love, And call it cunning: do, and if you will: If Heaven be pleased that you should use me ill, Why, then you must. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  5. He was opposed to Captain Turner, of the second, and Turner was a crafty end. – Left Tackle Thayer by Ralph Henry Barbour
  6. He was still thirty miles from home, hungry and thirsty, and pursued by crafty enemies, who might even then be watching him from some secret covert. – Frank Among The Rancheros by Harry Castlemon
  7. He was a wild creature of blood and foam, crafty a player like herself, a maker of money, a savage in sacking, and almost nothing to her now. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  8. But to think that his life- his mind- his soul- all that was dear to him and all that he was dear to, should ever lie at the command of the trigger of this hard, crafty vain, and unimportant fellow! – Black Jack by Max Brand
  9. The duke before all those which had or charge Or office high, the letter read, and said: See how the goodness of the Lord foreshows The secret purpose of our crafty foes. – Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso
  10. With the Great Marsh as a safe refuge in his crafty mind, he passed by the next sundown back of Pont du Sable; slept again in a hedge, and by dawn had reached the marsh. – A Village of Vagabonds by F. Berkeley Smith
  11. But when they stealthily stole up to the seat of that crafty chief, they found that those " damned Dutchmen" had caused Powhatan to abandon his new house at Werowocomoco, and to carry away all his corn and provisions. – Captain John Smith by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  12. I crave pardon of you all, said Marie as she came back and the rustle of her gown again passed them, for not knowing how to deal with the crafty of this world. – The Lady of Fort St. John by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  13. A crafty look came over his face. – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  14. They are very much deceived, having let the crafty deceptive, hypocritical leaders of the Right Wing fool them badly. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  15. We both were victims of a crafty scheme To break our hearts asunder. – The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems by H. L. Gordon
  16. Once he endeavoured to be cunning: writing to Spalatinus, he enclosed a crafty letter, saying, that it was believed without foundation that he was at Wartburg. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag
  17. " I reckon you ought to be able to guess what they said," said Duncan with a crafty smile. – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer
  18. For months I've marked his crafty dodge, To bring dishonour to Sir Stodge. – The Glugs of Gosh by C. J. Dennis
  19. The horses were wild, as range horses generally are, but Sinyela was crafty – The-Grand-Canyon-of-Arizona-how-to-see-it by James, George Wharton
  20. Massive cabinets and cupboards, cunningly devised by crafty hands in by- gone days, look out from dusky corners, the hideous faces carved upon them wreathed in their eternal ghastly smiles. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess