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sly

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What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
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English

Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Pronunciation

Adjective

sly (comparative slier or slyer, superlative sliest or slyest)
  1. Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; — in a good sense.
  2. Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily.
  3. Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick.
  4. Light or delicate; slight; thin.

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Adverb

sly

  1. Slyly.

Swedish

Noun

Declination for sly Singular Uncountable
Neuter Indefinite Definite
Nominative sly slyet
Genitive slys slyets

sly n.

  1. very young trees, in particular while growing very densely

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