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dexterity
used in Treasure Island

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Definition
adroitness (skill) — with the hands or mind
  • His left leg was cut off close by the hip, and under the left shoulder he carried a crutch, which he managed with wonderful dexterity, hopping about upon it like a bird.
    Chapter 8 — At the Sign of the Spy-glass (12% in)
  • The ebb had already run some time, and I had to wade through a long belt of swampy sand, where I sank several times above the ankle, before I came to the edge of the retreating water, and wading a little way in, with some strength and dexterity, set my coracle, keel downwards, on the surface.
    Chapter 22 — How My Sea Adventure Began (99% in)

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