nimble-fingered nimble-fingered

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having nimble fingers literally or figuratively; especially for stealing or picking pockets

Usage(s):

  1. Willy, a nimble-fingered radio mechanic in the Ruhr town of Neuss, had dreamed since he was twelve of inventing a new flying machine.
  2. On deck, nimble-fingered crewmen sorted them, according to size, for the Atlantic City and Philadelphia markets.
  3. In 1922 he planted a mango tree, underwent a famous appendectomy in which a quick-witted, nimble-fingered British surgeon saved his life when the prison lighting system failed.

News

  • This Machine Is Like a 3D Printer for Crafters

    Design technology company Cricut (pronounced "cricket") recently released Cricut Explore , a machine that can cut designs from a range of crafting materials, including paper, chipboard, iron-ons, vinyl, felt and even leather. Now, even the least nimble-fingered hobbyists can produce precision-cut DIY marvels. "We are driven by the philosophy: How do we get from creation to inspiration?" says ...
    on March 16, 2014     Source: Mashable

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