artilugio2

2 = trick, stalking horse, gaff.
Ex. But if variable-length keys are not supported by a data base, various tricks are often necessary to provide access to the library data which has inherently variable-length keys.
Ex. Legalism and pragmatism were the intellectual stalking horses that contributed most to the victory of economic interest over human concerns in this case.
Ex. There are magicians that choose not to work with gaffs of any type because they want to take magic in new directions.
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* artilugios = crafty ways.

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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