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 police officer today 'brought down barriers' inChester city centrewhen he tried his hand at busking.
After an intensive 10-week search in Asia, which saw hundreds of hopeful acts from across 17 countries auditioning for that one big break, the viewers have voted, and their votes have crowned a nimble-fingered magician from Taiwan, Eric Chien, as the winner of 'Asia's Got Talent' Season 3.
After an intensive 10-week search in Asia which saw hundreds of hopeful acts from across 17 countries auditioning for that one big break, viewers have crowned nimble-fingered magician from Taiwan, Eric Chien, as the winner of "Asia's Got Talent" Season 3.
His nimble-fingered filigree was underpinned by a constantly alert rhythmic pulse, and emerging from this came moments of astonishing power.
But it is the meticulous picking of two leaves and a bud by the nimble-fingered small-scale farmer that has sustained the world-famous quality of Kenyan tea.
The nimble-fingered director of Tabjoy Fashion Designers, based in Gabane said there was correlation between culture and fashion hence her designs incorporate cultural aspects to stay unique.Fashion she said was key in preserving culture and at the same time a great business opportunity.
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.