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: deceitful craftiness
: dexterity, skill
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agility, deftness, dexterity, nimbleness, spryness
awkwardness, clumsiness, gaucheness, gawkiness, gawkishness, gracelessness, ham-handedness, heavy-handedness, klutziness, ungainliness
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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English, from Old Norse slœgth, from slœgr sly — more at sly
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the figure or shape of a crescent moon
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