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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Adjectivesly (comparative slier or slyer, superlative sliest or slyest)
- Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; — in a good sense.
- Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily.
- Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick.
- Light or delicate; slight; thin.
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- “sly” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- "sly" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
|Declination for sly||Singular||Uncountable|
- very young trees, in particular while growing very densely
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