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Word: canny

Definition: shrewd in money matters; thrifty


Sentences Containing 'canny'

"The Village Voice" pointed out the decision of publisher NYU Press to publish the book's contents online, noting, "Risking profits for the sake of progress, NYU Press has decided to publish journalist Wendy Grossman's canny new book, net.wars, simultaneously in print and in a free online version ...
Asmodeus is portrayed in a sympathetic light as good-natured, and a canny satirist and critic of human society.
However there are sometimes technical reasons why this will not be the case, and this may or may not present an arbitrage opportunity for the canny investor.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT LONG, WILLIS ELLERY, NATHAN COLEMAN, WALTER CANNY, SETH MACY, AND SAMUEL GLEIG, Forming one of the boats' crews OF THE SHIP ELIZA Who were towed out of sight by a Whale, On the Off-shore Ground in the PACIFIC, December 31st, 1839.
The relentlessness hollows antihero Saunders out: at times, you can see the tombstones in his eyes.Most of the first 32 episodes are very good indeed, thanks to taut scripts and canny direction...

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