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nimble
used in The House of the Seven Gables

3 uses
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Definition
quick and agile  — typically physically, but can also reference quick, agile thinking

(someone who is agile does things easily)
  • And, amid these rich and potent devices of the culinary art (not one of which, probably, had been tested, within the memory of any man's grandfather), poor Hepzibah was seeking for some nimble little titbit, which, with what skill she had, and such materials as were at hand, she might toss up for breakfast.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (4% in)
  • They tossed it to and fro, with peals of laughter that might be measured by mile-lengths; for, faster than the nimble ball could fly, the merry players fled unconsciously along, leaving the trail of their mirth afar behind, and ending their game under another sky than had witnessed its commencement.
    Chapter 17 — The Flight of Two Owls (30% in)
  • Ha! what has startled the nimble little mouse?
    Chapter 18 — Governor Pyncheon (86% in)

There are no more uses of "nimble" in The House of the Seven Gables.

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