, n. [AS. cunnung trial, or Icel. kunnandi knowledge. See Cunning, a.] 1. Knowledge; art; skill; dexterity. [Archaic]
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Let my right hand forget her cunning.
Ps. cxxxvii. 5.
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A carpenter's desert
Stands more in cunning than in power.
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2. The faculty or act of using stratagem to accomplish a purpose; fraudulent skill or dexterity; deceit; craft.
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Discourage cunning in a child; cunning is the ape of wisdom.
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We take cunning for a sinister or crooked wisdom.
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