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deft
used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

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Definition
skillful
  • Twenty trees in all he felled, and then trimmed them with the axe of bronze, and deftly smoothed them, and over them made straight the line.
    Book 5 (49% in)
  • Now after they had sworn and done that oath, we stayed our well-builded ship in the hollow harbour near to a well of sweet water, and my company went forth from out the ship and deftly got ready supper.
    Book 12 (67% in)
  • And he sat down on the ashen threshold within the doorway, leaning against a pillar of cypress wood, which the carpenter on a time had deftly planed, and thereon made straight the line.
    Book 17 (56% in)
  • So presently they led in a five-year-old bull, which they flayed and busily prepared, and cut up all the limbs and deftly chopped them small, and pierced them with spits and roasted them cunningly, dividing the messes.
    Book 19 (70% in)

There are no more uses of "deft" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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