Ruse (?), n. [F., fr. OF. reuser, rehuser, to turn aside, to shuffle, retreat, fr. L. recusare to refuse; pref. re- again + causa cause. See Cause, and cf. Recusant.]

An artifice; trick; stratagem; wile; fraund; deceit.

Ruse de guerre () [F.], a stratagem of war.

 

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