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dexterity
used in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Definition
adroitness (skill) — with the hands or mind
  • The Indians are dextrous in contrivances for that purpose, which we had not.
  • The only danger I apprehend of obstruction to your march is from ambuscades of Indians, who, by constant practice, are dexterous in laying and executing them; and the slender line, near four miles long, which your army must make, may expose it to be attack'd by surprise in its flanks, and to be cut like a thread into several pieces, which, from their distance, can not come up in time to support each other."
  • Our axes, of which we had seventy, were immediately set to work to cut down trees, and, our men being dextrous in the use of them, great despatch was made.

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