canniness[ kan-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF canniness
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Malcolm, with the canniness of his kind, at once told her he had had no luck.
A dog is singularly destitute in what is called in Scotland, canniness.
Carson, with the canniness so characteristic of the American, was not to be so easily convinced.
It was in the morning that the landlady showed her canniness.
He gave a remarkable proof of his canniness in the successful outcome of his bargaining with the trustees of the British Museum.
People looked askance upon them as Scots, while innkeepers hated them for their poverty and their canniness.
Andrew Carnegie tells a good story illustrating the canniness of the Scot.
He was, in a way, a Paul Revere spreading intelligence, and with Scotch canniness made a good bargain for himself.
With the canniness of her new-found love, Avice approached the subject in a roundabout way.
The verses rang with New England canniness, and the familiar dialect acquired a dignity never before acknowledged.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CANNINESS
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