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Then, in the next instant, a crafty triumph gleamed from his eyes.

She regarded the Inspector shrewdly, a crafty glint in her eyes.

The gods were ever crafty, and they had unguessed ways of attaining their ends.

For this reason, also, foxes are crafty and eloquent even at the present day.

He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

Do you not see what a blind tool you have been in their crafty hands?

A while he sat huddled there, she watching him with gleaming, crafty eyes.

His nose was pendulous and his eyes were closely set, with too crafty a look for honesty.

But soon the prognostications of the crafty Gonzaga were realized.

His methods were crafty, and depended upon the effect of surprise.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, crafti, from Old English cræftig "strong, powerful," later "skillful, ingenious," degenerating by c.1200 to "cunning, sly" (but through 15c. also "skillfully done or made; intelligent, learned; artful, scientific") from craft (n.) + -y (2). Related: Craftily; craftiness.

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