2. Noun. (attempted) summoning of the Devil ¹
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Definition of Diablery
1. sorcery [n -RIES] - See also: sorcery
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Literary usage of Diablery
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Potter's American Monthly (1878)
"... together with the systematic manner in which they began to practice their spells of-enchantment and diablery upon all classes of people. ..."
2. Narratives from Criminal Trials in Scotland by John Hill Burton (1852)
"256-7, a little thick duodecimo volume, which is a complete encyclopaedia of diablery, and has the name Magica de Spectris, ..."
3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1879)
"... like Dee, laboured under the suspicion of diablery, and he was accused of necromantic practises. On Fran. ..."
4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"Antonyms: see HEAVENLY, HUMAN. devilry, n. mischief (contextual), devilment, deviltry, diablery, diablerie (French). devious, a. 1. ..."
5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1884)
"The audacity and the diablery which ran riot on his canvas might seem the rule of his life. The French artist, like the chamois-hunter, often dies elsewhere ..."