nimble-fingered


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nimble-fingered

adj
able to move the fingers agilely, quickly, and neatly
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Adj.1.nimble-fingered - having nimble fingers literally or figuratively; especially for stealing or picking pockets; "a light-fingered burglar who can crack the combination of a bank vault"- Harry Hansen; "the light-fingered thoughtfulness...of the most civilized playwright of the era"- Time
adroit - quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator"
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We think greatness entailed or organized in some places or duties, in certain offices or occasions, and do not see that Paganini can extract rapture from a catgut, and Eulenstein from a jews-harp, and a nimble-fingered lad out of shreds of paper with his scissors, and Landseer out of swine, and the hero out of the pitiful habitation and company in which he was hidden.
A nimble-fingered pensioner has knitted 24 teddies for the Great North Air Ambulance Service to help comfort children who are affected by traumatic incidents.
Nimble-fingered robots that exactly mimic the movements of a human hand could soon be used to help decommission nuclear power stations.
THE GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE BBC2 8pm The nimble-fingered sewers this time take on some tricky fabric challenges.
AGE UK Solihull is calling on nimble-fingered knitters in the local area to whip out their wool and needles and create little woolly hats for Age UK and Innocent's Big Knit and help older people keep warm, safe and well in winter.
5 cases against nimble-fingered rich woman the image of the woman to jewellery shops, in anticipation of preventing her from committing new thefts.
And for once the hype is completely justified, with Gomm and his fellow musical maestros producing the kind of nimble-fingered pyrotechnics that would make even Eddie Van Halen give up his day job and Steve Vai admit defeat and start using his instrument as a coffee table instead.
Mrs E G Keys ofMeg Lane was nimble-fingered, to say the least: in 1960 she had been given the task of stitching knitted squares together for a blanket that was to be displayed in London.
The nimble-fingered group, called Knit and Natter, meet every Friday to share their pearls of wisdom.
John Travolta and Nicolas Cage (top) star as an FBI agent and a terrorist who swap places thanks to some nimble-fingered surgery.
But the sheer quality of a classy orchestra, led by a legendary musician, swept listeners on through the nimble-fingered confusion of the Capulet and Montague's fight to a majestic, booming Dance of the Knights.
Nimble-fingered thieves cost students pounds 126 million each year, a study found today.