shifty


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characterized by insincerity or deceit

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changing position or direction

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She wondered, and when she looked at him--at his close-set, shifty eyes and repulsive features, she shuddered, for she was convinced that no lofty characteristics could be hid behind so foul an exterior.
You are always taking something of that sort in your head," replied Minerva, "and that is why I cannot desert you in your afflictions; you are so plausible, shrewd and shifty.
Moonlight was streaming into the room, and it was bright with a vague and shifty radiance.
Porlock, Watson, is a nom-de-plume, a mere identification mark; but behind it lies a shifty and evasive personality.
Pumblechook might have said, the lap of luxury - being entirely furnished forth from the coffee-house - the circumjacent region of sitting-room was of a comparatively pastureless and shifty character: imposing on the waiter the wandering habits of putting the covers on the floor (where he fell over them), the melted butter in the armchair, the bread on the bookshelves, the cheese in the coalscuttle, and the boiled fowl into my bed in the next room - where I found much of its parsley and butter in a state of congelation when I retired for the night.
I scorn your shifty evasions, and I scorn you,' said the schoolmaster.
Anchored, sure enough, but his graound-tackle's kinder shifty," said Dan, laughing.
Shifty launched Thursday as a Nintendo Switch console exclusive, but that particular port of the game isn't running as advertised.
Shifty and Sam are two reformed robbers who have turned from a life of crime to a career in baking.
Paramedics tried to save Alan, known to his friends as Shifty, at the scene.
com)-- An innovative and highly functional twist on a widely used product, the Shifty Watch, has been developed by Victor McKenzie of Bakersfield, California.
He predicts David Cameron will do well in the debates but adds: "He is usually seen to be an astute politician but we have seen that he is also slightly shifty about dcult questions.
Tenders are invited for Retrieval of Spreading Of Coarse Sand For Bed Preparation/ Spreading Of Charcoal/ Dry Coal/ Diesel As Required In Relay Shifty To Maintain Boiler Fire, Draining Of Sand During Operation/ Screening Of Drained Out Material/ Recharging Of Screened Coarse Sand To Firing Chamber, Charging Of Chemicals In DM Plant/ Boiler As Required
From being nine points behind leaders Alinghi overnight, McMillan and his team of Nasser Al Mashari, Sarah Ayton, Pete Greenhalgh and Kinley Fowler moved three points ahead of their Swiss rivals to top the series ranking having posted two podium places in the only two races possible on a day shortened by light and shifty winds.
A shifty, and slightly panicked, Les and Charlie eventually agree.