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canny


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  canny 
  adj  :  showing  self-interest  and  shrewdness  in  dealing  with  others 
  "a  cagey  lawyer";  "too  clever  to  be  sound"  [syn:  {cagey}, 
  {cagy},  {clever}] 




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