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I scream to my silent squadmates when the shot connects, leaving only a shower of sparks and debris as evidence of my deft maneuver.
With a deft movement the conductor unhooks the board, and calmly walks away with it under his arm.
Recovering his breath, Jim snatches the knife at his side, and with a few deft strokes releases the metal.
Nina had a vision of Prothero standing over the little thing, his long deft hands trembling as he performed this office.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
Then, with deft fingers, she shook them loose while the man came suddenly close to her, his eyes studying her face in surprise.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
With a deft twist and flip he tossed the open noose over his prisoner's upheld wrists and jerked it tight.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
With a deft hand she re-arranged the disordered folds of her dress.
THE CHILD OF PLEASUREGABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
And they moved like true Cossacks of the void, directing their machines by deft motions on the mysterious levers.
His gray eyes were wide, trained for long military years to miss nothing; his fingers moved over the panel with deft skill.
DERELICTALAN EDWARD NOURSE
This recognition of deft-handedness, small claim on consideration as it might seem, was still a balm to the child.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS

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