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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Canny  \Can"ny\,  Cannei  \Can"nei\,  a.  [Cf.  Icel.  kenn  skilled, 
  learned,  or  E.  canny.  Cf  {Kenn}.]  [North  of  Eng.  &  Scot.] 
  1.  Artful;  cunning;  shrewd;  wary. 
  2.  Skillful;  knowing;  capable.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
  3.  Cautious;  prudent;  safe..  --Ramsay. 
  4.  Having  pleasing  or  useful  qualities;  gentle.  --Burns. 
  5.  Reputed  to  have  magical  powers.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
  {No  canny},  not  safe,  not  fortunate;  unpropitious.  [Scot.]