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Nimble-fingered   Listen
adjective
nimble-fingered  adj.  Same as light-fingered; thievish; pilfering.
Synonyms: light-fingered.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Nimble-fingered" Quotes from Famous Books



... told me that his constant charge, whether to Colonels or Kaffirs, was two shillings an hour; and that he thought his needle served him badly if it did not bring him in L6 a week. About the same time a single-handed but nimble-fingered barber claimed to have made L100 in one week out of the invading British; but his victims declared that his price was a shilling for a shave and two shillings for a clip. At those figures the seemingly impossible comes to pass—if only customers are plentiful enough. ...
— With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back • Edward P. Lowry

... soon caught the idea, and though not quite so nimble-fingered as Delight, she soon showed an inventive originality that ...
— Marjorie's New Friend • Carolyn Wells

... a gown and tippet or so here, and a hood and some ribands I might do without," she said. "My woman shall bear them to your chamber, and show you how to set them to rights. She is a nimble-fingered creature, and a gown of mine would give almost stuff enough to make you two. Then some days, when I am not going abroad and Mistress Margery frets me too much, I will send for you to sit with me, and you shall listen to the gossip when a visitor ...
— A Lady of Quality • Frances Hodgson Burnett



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