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canny
used in Babbitt

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Definition
cleverness in dealing with others — especially in business
  • In politics and religion this Sane Citizen is the canniest man on earth; and in the arts he invariably has a natural taste which makes him pick out the best, every time.
    Chapter 14 (45% in)
  • "I suppose maybe I'm kind of out of sorts to-night, but honest, honey, when I stayed away for a while to catch up on work and everything and figure out where I was at, you ought to have been cannier and waited till I came back.
    Chapter 31 (89% in)

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