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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cleanly  \Clean"ly\,  adv 
  1.  In  a  clean  manner;  neatly. 
 
  He  was  very  cleanly  dressed.  --Dickens. 
 
  2.  Innocently;  without  stain.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Adroitly;  dexterously.  --Middleton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cleanly  \Clean"ly\,  a.  [Compar.  {Cleanlier};  superl. 
  {Cleanliest}.]  [From  {Clean}.] 
  1.  Habitually  clean;  pure;  innocent.  ``Cleanly  joys.'' 
  --Glanvill. 
 
  Some  plain  but  cleanly  country  maid.  --Dryden. 
 
  Displays  her  cleanly  platter  on  the  board. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  2.  Cleansing;  fitted  to  remove  moisture;  dirt,  etc  [Obs.] 
  ``With  cleanly  powder  dry  their  hair.''  --Prior. 
 
  3.  Adroit;  skillful;  dexterous;  artful.  [Obs.] 
 
  Through  his  fine  handling  and  his  cleanly  play. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cleanly 
  adj  :  habitually  clean;  "cleanly  in  their  persons  and  habitations" 
  adv  1:  in  an  adroit  manner;  "he  bounced  it  cleanly  off  the  wall" 
  [syn:  {flawlessly}] 
  2:  without  distortion;  "she  played  the  piano  accompaniment 
  cleanly" 




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