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Word: adroit

Definition: skillful (in using mind or hand)


Sentences Containing 'adroit'

By adroit management the wooden float is made to rise on the other side of the mass, so that now having girdled the whale, the chain is readily made to follow suit; and being slipped along the body, is at last locked fast round the smallest part of the tail, at the point of junction with its broad flukes or lobes.

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