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with dexterity

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Give them a picture with a good large ruin, fancy trees, prancing nymphs, and a watery sky; dirty it down dexterously to the right pitch; put it in an old frame; call it a Claude; and the sphere of the Old Master is enlarged, the collector is delighted, the picture-dealer is enriched, and the neglected modern artist claps a joyful hand on a well-filled pocket.
I am dexterously led into hinting that my views on this difficult and debatable question are in some degree influenced by experiences of my own.
I was surprised, considering the fierce struggle in the forecastle, at the superficiality of his hurts, and I pride myself that I dressed them dexterously.
But this maid was very useful in the family, in dexterously tending old Mr.
Having filled this instrument with a quantity of small coal-dust from the forge, she approached the door, and dropping on one knee before it, dexterously blew into the keyhole as much of these fine ashes as the lock would hold.
With these threats he clenched his hand again, and dexterously diving in betwen the elbows and catching the boy's head as it dodged from side to side, gave it three or four good hard knocks.
Even when she brought him his tea; and when, in doing so, her self-control gave way under the temptation which no woman can resist -- the temptation of touching the man she loves -- even then, she held the saucer so dexterously that it screened her hand.
Resenting this little success more than anything, Drummle, without any threat or warning, pulled his hands out of his pockets, dropped his round shoulders, swore, took up a large glass, and would have flung it at his adversary's head, but for our entertainer's dexterously seizing it at the instant when it was raised for that purpose.
However, all these discoveries are nothing, to my mind, compared with that which I was able to make, in the presence of the acting-manager, in the managers' office, within a couple of inches from the desk-chair, and which consisted of a trap-door, the width of a board in the flooring and the length of a man's fore-arm and no longer; a trap-door that falls back like the lid of a box; a trap-door through which I can see a hand come and dexterously fumble at the pocket of a swallow-tail coat.
I am Waja, chief of the Waji," he explained, "and you are Mohammed Dubn, the Arab sheik, who would murder my people and steal my ivory," and he dexterously trussed Mr.
You go through Cupid's exercise so dexterously, Maria, one is led to suspect you have seen some service.
Dinah Shadd dexterously whipped the bottle away, saying at the same time, "'Tis nothing to be proud av," and thus captured by the enemy, Mulvaney spake: -
We received the gifts, and then one of the young men drew the knife from his girdle and dexterously cut the ox's throat.
He even dexterously flattened a very vital objection to the Punjab Hepatitis Bill 2017 raised by PTI's Dr Nosheen Hamid.
Critique: A richly layered multi-narrative story by an author with a genuine flair for originality, wit, and a deftly command of the comic and the tragic, "W" by John Banks dexterously interweaves many stories and styles into a truly memorable and inherently fascinating read from cover to cover.