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trick

Sexology
noun
(1) Any sexual act performed by a prostitute for money.
(2) A prostitute’s customer, a “John”.
References in classic literature ?
Among other things, Bob developed a trick of making believe to whirl and not whirling.
And to the end of the day, Bob continued to be up to one trick or another; after passing a dozen automobiles on the way into Oakland, suddenly electing to go mad with fright at a most ordinary little runabout.
The idea that Erik was probably in the room beside us, working his trick, made me suddenly resolve to enter into a parley with him, for we must obviously give up all thought of taking him by surprise.
"It's the mirage!...It's the mirage!...Don't believe in the water!...It's another trick of the mirrors!..."
The viscount wanted to fling himself down the hole; but I, fearing a new trick of the monster's, stopped him, turned on my dark lantern and went down first.
Every trick and device he employed, butting in the clinches with the seeming of accident, pinioning Rivera's glove between arm and body, heeling his glove on Rivera's mouth to clog his breathing.
"It's the meanest trick I ever heard of," muttered the porcupine gloomily.
If, however, the Emperor of Russia ratifies that convention, I will ratify it; but it is only a trick. March on, destroy the Russian army....
The Austrians let themselves be tricked at the crossing of the Vienna bridge, you are letting yourself be tricked by an aide-de-camp of the Emperor.
* In snowboarding competitions, a panel of judges score a boarder's ride based on factors including the following: height of the jumps, quality of rotations, the ride's level of difficulty, and how well the boarder performed the standard tricks. The competitors are also scored on overall impression.
Magicians call their stories or what they say while they are doing a trick their "patter." Your patter when showing young children these tricks and diversions can make all the difference.
I pray that I don't fumble a trick, that I convey theological lessons clearly, and that I show the audience a few moments of joy and awe.