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 for Ruse de guerre
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruse \Ruse\, n. [F., fr. OF. re["u]ser, 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; fraud; deceit.
     [1913 Webster]
     Ruse de guerre[F.], a stratagem of war.
        [1913 Webster]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  RUSE DE GUERRE. Literally a trick in war; a stratagem. It is said to be 
  lawful among belligerents, provided it does not involve treachery and 
  falsehood. Grot. Droit de la Guerre, liv. 3, c. 1, Sec. 9. 

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