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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Intrigue
 
  Intrigues of state, like games of whist, require a partner, and in both, success is the joint effect of chance and skill; but the former differ from the latter in one particular—the knaves rule the kings.
            —C. C. Colton
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