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Postby Bailey » Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:48 pm

nim·ble (nmbl)
adj. nim·bler, nim·blest
1. Quick, light, or agile in movement or action; deft: nimble fingers. See Synonyms at dexterous.
2. Quick, clever, and acute in devising or understanding: nimble wits.



[Middle English nemel, from Old English nmel, quick to seize and numol, quick at learning; see nem- in Indo-European roots.]



nimble·ness n.
nimbly adv.

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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsAdj. 1. nimble - moving quickly and lightly; "sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"
agile, spry, quick
active - characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"
2. nimble - mentally quick; "an agile mind"; "nimble wits"
agile
intelligent - having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"


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Postby gailr » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:44 am

Nimble is listed as a "devil" for the Lord Chief Justice in the 16th century play Thomas of Woodstock.

"but how if we meet with some ignoramus fellows,
my lord, that cannot write their minds. what shall
they do?"

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Postby Perry » Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:37 pm

My brother loves to repeat some advice he once heard on how to avoid falling hair: Step nimbly aside.
"Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening all at once. Lately it hasn't been working."
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Postby Bailey » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:39 pm

Perry, this must be the famous ODIM brother, can you persuade him to join our motley crew? We'd love to benefit from his collection of witty saying and reposts, much like huny's cute [and homely] sayings I just can't get enough.

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Postby gailr » Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:07 pm

Bailey wrote:mark must-find-the-connection-between homely-and-himily Bailey

that would be..."homily"? :wink:

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Postby Perry » Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:25 pm

I have tried to get my brother to join; and sometimes send him links to some of our threads. However, when he isn't busy writing copy, he ogles old guitars and frequents some motorcycle bulletin boards. (He claims that some of the cyclists show some pretty snappy reparte in their postings.)
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Postby Bailey » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:02 pm

gailr wrote:
Bailey wrote:mark must-find-the-connection-between homely-and-himily Bailey

that would be..."homily"? :wink:

-gailr

our nimble Gailr found a typo I missed, sigh.

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Postby Bailey » Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:07 pm

oh I think it should have been hermily anyway

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