(a.) Relating to, or characterized by, craft or skill; dexterous.
(a.) Possessing dexterity; skilled; skillful.
(a.) Skillful at deceiving others; characterized by craft; cunning; wily.
(1) Intricate is the key word, as screwball dialogue plays off layered wordplay, recurring jokes and referential callbacks to build to the sort of laughs that hit you twice: an initial belly laugh followed, a few minutes later, by the crafty laugh of recognition.
(2) In defence of Chelsea’s Diego Costa: a crafty, talented street fighter | Chris Taylor Read more Facebook Twitter Pinterest One of the clashes involving Chelsea’s Diego Costa Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
(3) Manchester Craft and Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Manchester, M4 5JD; Mon-Fri 9am–5pm; 07850 894 752; ministryofcraft.co.uk The Viking Loom Independent but with huge in-store stock, this is an Aladdin's cave of all things crafty.
(4) Or on one he didn't like: "I can admire Bacon's crafty use of paint, though it tends towards gimmickry.
(5) The news that snails have a homing instinct – which crafty gardeners can overcome by moving them more than 20 metres away from their home patch – may come as a surprise to some.
(6) But then the Tory message did none so well either, with a mere 12-seat majority , despite crafty bribery of select demographics, despite a Labour near collapse.
(7) This highly energetic picture isn't for everyone – but if you like your whimsical magical realism done up in an antic, extra-crafty style, this may just win your heart.
(8) No goals, and frankly not too much excitement either, though the Fulham manager, Martin Jol, did his best by setting off the fire alarms with a crafty cigarette before kick-off.
(9) Thor: The Dark World sees Chris Hemsworth's Asgardian prince forced to team up with Tom Hiddleston's crafty Loki to take down an even greater threat, Christopher Eccleston's nefarious Malekith.
(10) But in England, conservatism's story remains bound up with the Conservative party – and here, Cameron is found wanting, while Nigel Farage has enough craftiness and political leeway to make hay.
(11) North Korea has launched a vitriolic attack on the South Korean president, comparing her to "crafty prostitute" in thrall to her "pimp" Barack Obama.
(12) 3D printing has always been at the heart of this colourful, crafty community, empowering the DIY community to design and build their own artwork and products on 3D printers - and helping the technology edge slowly towards the mainstream.
(13) Or perhaps they just think that the oath might be taken in the eyes of God, and they’re worried that they’ll be murdered by an errant lightning bolt the second they pop outside for a crafty fag during double geography.
(14) Even today, there is a lot that can be lost by a reckless closure decision, and a lot preserved by a crafty innovation or the inter-authority co-operation that many are examining.
(15) In a crafty legal move, the conservative justices didn't strike down Section 5 of the law, which creates the system for "preclearance".
(16) He gets in some crafty digs at his medical colleagues.
(17) If I'm home in Kent, I feed my two spaniels, have a cup of tea and defend my digestive biscuits from being snaffled by my crafty dogs.
(18) Manufacturers don’t want shoppers to notice that they are getting less for their money, so they have become particularly crafty at concealing their shrinking products.
(19) Humility, he says, is greatly prized by the Masai and their other defining characteristics are also illuminating: “Very nice people, very jovial, very happy, very welcoming, very kind, very courageous … don’t like anyone who is a little bit crafty,” he says.
(20) He’s a very interesting person, of course, and crafty: he’s sending troops, but not sending them.
(v. t.) Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; -- in a good sense.
(v. t.) Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick.
(v. t.) Light or delicate; slight; thin.
(1) High pressure liquid chromatography combined with radioimmunoassay showed marked heterogeneity of SPLI and SLI.
(2) Evidence of the industrial panic surfaced at Digital Britain when Sly Bailey, the chief executive of Trinity Mirror, suggested that national newspaper websites that chased big online audiences have "devalued news" , whatever that might mean.
(3) "It is incredibly hard work," she says with a sly grin.
(4) The concentration of somatostatin-like immunoreactivity (SLI) was determined by specific radioimmunoassay in the cerebroventricular fluid of patients with tumours of the basal midline and compared to findings in patients with multiple sclerosis.
(5) These neurons are known to also contain somatostatin-like immunoreactivity (SLI).
(6) "Everyone calls him the Socialist Worker Padre," one bland senior cleric told me with a sly and dismissive laugh.
(7) Minimal pairs differing only in the voicing feature of the initial consonant were produced by four SLI and four language-matched NL children.
(8) We studied the effect of tetrahydroaminoacridine (THA) on cerebrospinal fluid somatostatin-like immunoreactivity (CSF-SLI) in probable Alzheimer disease (AD) patients (n = 20) who took part in an open THA treatment trial.
(9) The characteristics of children with specific language impairment (SLI) attending four language units in the north-west of England are examined.
(10) This work was undertaken to study the effect of glucose on pancreaticoduodenal and peripheral venous somatostatin-like immunoreactivity (SLI) levels in dogs.
(12) Grigson is clearly relishing the task ahead, having already toured major investors and playing a key role in the pay dispute, which ultimately resulted in Sly Bailey stepping down after a decade running the publisher of the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, People and 140 regional newspapers late on Thursday.
(13) The most conspicuous feature of the elution profiles was the preponderance of the peak coeluting with synthetic somatostatin-14, whereas the peaks comigrating with synthetic somatostatin-28 and attributable to precursor-like SLI represented only minor or trace amounts of total immunoreactivity.
(14) Yet the whole thing was sly and subversive, for it whispered, see, see what you have been missing.
(15) The provision of structure in the form of thematically related toy sets, instructions, and modeling did not reduce the discrepancy between demonstrated play behaviors of toddlers with SLI-E and their normally developing peers.
(16) SLI levels were found to be significantly lower on day 4 after delivery, compared to 3-4 months later.
(17) There was a weak but statistically significant correlation between SLI values in CSF and neuropsychological test scores.
(18) The ME was microdissected for determination of SLI content.
(19) Sly Bailey, the chief executive of Trinity Mirror, said that the company made £25m in savings and would have increased adjusted operating profits year-on-year if not for a £22m rise in newsprint prices.
(20) A great interindividual variation in SLI levels was observed (a range of 0.02 to 5.30 nanograms per milligram of weight).