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  • n  the quality of being a slippery rascal
  • n  the quality of requiring skill or caution
    these puzzles are famous for their trickiness

  • The trickiness of the political climate was apparent earlier in the week, when Iraq's President, who is a Kurd, its Sunni Arab vice president and the leader of the Kurdistan .
  • Nixon's reputation for "trickiness" resulted from his need to balance his abhorrence for direct confrontation against his even stronger inward drive to live up to his foreign .
  • Laymen credit him with a general impression of glitter, conceit, trickiness, and the somehow illicit purchase of the Suez Canal.
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  • Avila owns up to error on tricky popup in KC
    Tigers catcher Alex Avila acknowledged some trickiness on the popup he dropped for an error in Friday night's 1-0 loss to the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Still, Avila said, that's a play he has to make.
    July 21, 2013 - Detroit Tigers

  • Kelvin Thomson in Melbourne Herald Sun
    I think that's a piece of political trickiness for which the prime minister is notorious,Mr Thomson said.
  • Ryan Moore in
    US Opens are US Opens,he said. "I feel like (the USGA) is : going for trickiness, to be honest. I've played in five now. Three out of five were just extremely tricky and they had nothing to do with being difficult."
  • Paul Sarbanes in FOX News
    Current congressmen lectured about being a committee member and about "quality of life, meaning the trickiness of balancing personal time and your public duties and commitments, and make sure you balance that in a healthy way," Sarbanes said.

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