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 for guise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Guise \Guise\ (g[imac]z), n. [OE. guise, gise, way, manner, F.
     guise, fr. OHG. w[imac]sa, G. weise. See Wise, n.]
     1. Customary way of speaking or acting; custom; fashion;
        manner; behavior; mien; mode; practice; -- often used
        formerly in such phrases as: at his own guise; that is, in
        his own fashion, to suit himself. --Chaucer.
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              The swain replied, "It never was our guise
              To slight the poor, or aught humane despise."
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     2. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate
        indication or expression; garb; shape.
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              As then the guise was for each gentle swain.
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              A . . . specter, in a far more terrific guise than
              any which
              ever yet have overpowered the imagination. --Burke.
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     3. Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of
           friendship he betrayed them" [syn: guise, pretense,
           pretence, pretext]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  225 Moby Thesaurus words for "guise":
     MO, action, actions, activity, acts, address, affectation, air,
     algorithm, alibi, angle, apology, apparel, appearance, approach,
     array, aspect, attack, attire, bearing, bedizenment, behavior,
     behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, blanket,
     blind, brow, carriage, cast, cast of countenance, cloak, clothes,
     clothing, coat, color, coloring, complexion, comportment, conduct,
     configuration, costume, countenance, course, cover, cover story,
     cover-up, coverage, covering, covert, coverture, cowl, cowling,
     culture pattern, curtain, custom, demeanor, deportment, device,
     disguise, doing, doings, drape, drapery, dress, dressing, duds,
     effect, eidolon, excuse, facade, face, facet, facial appearance,
     false front, fashion, fatigues, favor, feathers, feature, features,
     feint, fig, figure, folkway, form, front, garb, garments, gear,
     gestalt, gestures, getup, gloss, goings-on, habiliment, habit,
     handle, hanging, hood, housing, image, imago, impression,
     investiture, investment, lame excuse, light, likeness, line,
     line of action, lineaments, linen, lines, locus standi, look,
     looks, maintien, manner, manner of working, manners, mantle, mask,
     means, method, methodology, methods, mien, mode, mode of operation,
     mode of procedure, modus operandi, modus vivendi, motions,
     movements, moves, observable behavior, order, ostensible motive,
     outfit, pall, pattern, phase, phasis, physiognomy, poise,
     poor excuse, port, pose, posture, practice, praxis, presence,
     pretense, pretension, pretext, procedure, proceeding, process,
     protestation, public motive, put-off, rags, raiment, reference,
     refuge, regard, respect, rig, robes, routine, screen, seeming,
     semblance, setout, sham, shape, shelter, shield, show, showing,
     shroud, side, simulacrum, slant, smoke screen, social science,
     sportswear, stalking-horse, stance, stratagem, style, subterfuge,
     system, tack, tactics, technique, tenor, the drill, the how,
     the way of, threads, togs, toilette, tone, total effect, traits,
     trick, trim, turn, turnout, twist, varnish, veil, vestment,
     vesture, view, viewpoint, visage, way, way of life, ways, wear,
     wearing apparel, wise

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