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  • n  the quality of being a slippery rascal
  • n  the quality of being changeable in direction
    the shiftiness of the wind caused the boat to veer unpredictably

  • We scan the waiting room, scrutinizing other passengers not just for nervousness and shiftiness but also for the demographic characteristics of al-Qaeda.
  • Besides the individual's own natural shiftiness, Rubinoff argues, one of the great intellectual stumbling blocks to such self-knowledge is liberal humanism, a near-religion that .
  • Its hard, slippery body is hard to grasp; its flat torso permits it to squeeze into the smallest cracks; its nimble legs give it unparalleled speed and shiftiness; its skin is .

  • Mike Vrabel in USA Today
    Joseph Addai is running the ball very well,Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel said. "He's impressive with his shiftiness and cutting and blocking."
  • Dan Koppen in Boston Globe
    Corey is really downhill,said Patriots center Dan Koppen. "And Laurence has got the shiftiness to him, and the jets."
  • Nicklas Lidstrom in
    Not (with) the kind of moves he's got,Lidstrom said. "I think Pav's got the shiftiness to him, where Sergei (Fedorov) could do things full speed, skate real fast, stick handle going full blast, but I think Pav is more shifty. You think you...

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