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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HANDINESS

No doubt he slipped in and out with almost the handiness with which one might crack a whip.

He has been invaluable with his sailor's resources and handiness.

Despite his cunning and the handiness of his craft, Dick has not always come off scot-free.

I've heard about your handiness with the thrust buckets on the cruisers.

When the 'Ariel'—for so they called her—arrived, the friends were delighted with her speed and handiness.

At the time I thought he was joking—that I had seen the extreme limit that morning of the "handiness" of the modern destroyer.

My handiness with the ropes, when I volunteered to help in hoisting sail, surprised and even perplexed him.

For three years he worked in Mr. Penfold's yard, giving much satisfaction to his employer by his steadiness and handiness.

Fritz was hurling plenty of "hate" at the solitary little craft, and only her speed and handiness saved her from annihilation.

Bob inherited his handiness from his father, who seemed a master of all crafts, a true Yankee genius.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "skilled with the hands" (implied in surnames), from hand (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "conveniently accessible" is from 1640s.

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