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repartee
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
adroitness and cleverness in reply
  • I do not mean that any beggar in the streets of London could earn £700 a year—which is less than my average takings—but I had exceptional advantages in my power of making up, and also in a facility of repartee, which improved by practice and made me quite a recognised character in the City.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (93% in)

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