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He gave a remarkable proof of his canniness in the successful outcome of his bargaining with the trustees of the British Museum.
MAKERS OF BRITISH BOTANY; A COLLECTION OF BIOGRAPHIES BY LIVING BOTANISTSVARIOUS
With a childish canniness he held the bottle so that she could see the skull and cross-bones and the word beneath.
THE CUP OF FURYRUPERT HUGHES
Carson, with the canniness so characteristic of the American, was not to be so easily convinced.
THE WOLF CUBPATRICK CASEY
As she doffed her warlike garments, her feminine canniness warned her that this was no time for explanations.
HALF PORTIONSEDNA FERBER
His keenness for the main chance, and his general canniness, all his subjects admired hugely.
SERBIA: A SKETCHHELEN LEAH REED
This was said with such laborious canniness that the thief made haste to discover just how the land lay.
OFFICER 666BARTON W. CURRIE
With the canniness of her new-found love, Avice approached the subject in a roundabout way.
THE MARK OF CAINCAROLYN WELLS
He was, in a way, a Paul Revere spreading intelligence, and with Scotch canniness made a good bargain for himself.
THE ALASKANJAMES OLIVER CURWOOD
A dog is singularly destitute in what is called in Scotland, canniness.
CATSW. GORDON STABLES
It was in the morning that the landlady showed her canniness.
OUR JOURNEY TO THE HEBRIDESJOSEPH PENNELL AND ELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CANNINESS

  • artifice
  • astuteness
  • canniness
  • craft
  • craftiness
  • cunning
  • deceit
  • duplicity
  • foxiness
  • trickery
  • wiliness
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