Roget category 5484. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
› 4.9. Modes of communication
snake in the grass,
wolf in sheep's clothing —
liar etc. (lie) etc. 544 — story-teller, perjurer, false witness, menteur a triple etage [Fr.], Scapin† — bunko steerer [U.S.], carpetbagger [U.S.], capper [U.S.], faker, fraud, four flusher [Slang], horse coper†, ringer [Slang], spieler†, straw bidder [U.S.].
imposter, pretender, soi-disant [Fr.], humbug — adventurer — Cagliostro, Fernam Mendez Pinto — ass in lion's skin etc. (bungler) 701 — actor etc. (stage player) 599.
quack, charlatan, mountebank, saltimbanco†, saltimbanque†, empiric, quacksalver, medicaster†, Rosicrucian, gypsy — man of straw.
conjuror, juggler, trickster, prestidigitator, jockey — crimp, decoy, decoy duck — rogue, knave, cheat — swindler etc. (thief) 792 — jobber.
saint abroad and a devil at home"
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