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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; -- in a good sense.

2. (v. t.) Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily.

3. (v. t.) Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick.

4. (v. t.) Light or delicate; slight; thin.

5. (adv.) Slyly.

3789. ophis -- a snake
... Probably from optanomai (through the idea of sharpness of vision); a snake,
figuratively, (as a type of sly cunning) an artful malicious person, especially ...
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The Consulship of Eutropius
... Sly fellow!' said Philip. It's a sort of bet. ... Who's the sly fellow now?' said
Eutyches. 'One word for me, and ever so many for yourself. ...
/.../chapter xxiv the consulship of.htm

The Words of Abbot Serapion on the Decline of Thoughts that are ...
... that after I had supped with the old man at the ninth hour, I used every day secretly
to hide a biscuit in my dress, which I would eat on the sly later on ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xi the words of.htm

Whether any Demons are Naturally Wicked?
... Objection 3: Further, some irrational animals have wicked dispositions by nature:
thus the fox is naturally sly, and the wolf naturally rapacious; yet they are ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether any demons are naturally.htm

... Thereafter, proceed to the work, sometimes the most trying ever undertaken, of taming
this singularly acute, desperately sly, and often ferociously savage ...
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The Olivet Message.
... For that business man down in the sharp competition of the world where duty calls
him, to resist the sly temptations to overreach, to keep keenly alert not to ...
// talks on power/the olivet message.htm

The Historical Situation
... his paramour. Jesus described him well as "that fox" (Luke 13:32), for he
was sly, and worked often by indirection. While his father ...
/.../rhees/the life of jesus of nazareth/i the historical situation.htm

It was a Clear Morning and the Tenth Day Before the Kalends of ...
... tribune. He seized a lance, and, crouching as he ran, with sly feet approached
the Roman officer. He was like the cat nearing its prey. ...
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How to Make Use of Christ as the Truth, when Error Prevaileth, and ...
... walking in fear. It is not good to despise such a sly and subtle enemy,
especially in the hour and power of darkness. Then all are ...
/.../brown/christ the way the truth and the life/chapter xvi how to make.htm

The Meeting Between Ambrose and Augustin
... dilexit. This satis episcopaliter looks very like a sly banter at the expense
of the saint. It is infinitely probable that St. Ambrose ...
/.../bertrand/saint augustin/iii the meeting between ambrose.htm

Low Beetling Brows, -- a Sensual, Cruel Mouth with a Loosely ...
... other across the thin bridge of nose,"a receding chin and a narrow cranium, combined
with an expression which was hypocritically humble, yet sly,"this was ...
/...// master-christian/ix low beetling brows .htm

Sly (3 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly
trick. 4. (vt) Light or delicate; slight; thin. ...Sly (3 Occurrences). ...
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Trick (11 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) An artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance;
a sly procedure, usually with a dishonest intent; as, a trick in trade. ...
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Sleight (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of
performance escapes observation. 3. (n.) Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill. ...
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Subtlety (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The quality or state of being subtle, or sly; cunning; craftiness; artfulness. ...
3. (n.) Something that is sly, crafty, or delusive. Int. ...
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Small (1110 Occurrences)

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Fox (2 Occurrences)
... See Shark. 4. (n.) A sly, cunning fellow. 5. (n.) Rope yarn twisted together,
and rubbed with tar; -- used for seizings or mats. ...
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Dog (19 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch. 3. (n.) A fellow; -- used
humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog. 4 ...
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Mouse (2 Occurrences)
... 7. (vi) To watch for and catch mice. 8. (vi) To watch for or pursue anything
in a sly manner; to pry about, on the lookout for something. ...
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Peep (1 Occurrence)
... chirp. 5. (n.) First outlook or appearance. 6. (n.) A sly look; a look as
through a crevice, or from a place of concealment. 7. (n ...
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Cunning (43 Occurrences)
... 2. (a.) Wrought with, or exhibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious; curious; as,
cunning work. 3. (a.) Crafty; sly; artful; designing; deceitful. ...
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Bible Concordance
Sly (3 Occurrences)

Matthew 26:4 They took counsel together that they might take Jesus by deceit, and kill him.
(See NIV)

Mark 14:1 It was now two days before the feast of the Passover and the unleavened bread, and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might seize him by deception, and kill him.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 25:23 As the north wind gives birth to rain, so is an angry face caused by a tongue saying evil secretly.
(See NIV)



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