Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Close-handed; close-fisted; covetous; avaricious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Close-handed; covetous; close-fisted; avaricious.

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Examples

  • The title "All the Way Home," from Lippi's 2008 release In Many Rooms, shows a fast-handed and versatile new guy in town.

    Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin: Dog Ears Music: Volume Sixty

  • Sir Austin Feverel, a thorough good Tory, was no game-preserver, and could be popular whenever he chose, which Sir Males Papworth, on the other side of the river, a fast-handed

    Ordeal of Richard Feverel — Volume 1

  • Sir Austin Feverel, a thorough good Tory, was no game-preserver, and could be popular whenever he chose, which Sir Males Papworth, on the other side of the river, a fast-handed Whig and terror to poachers, never could be.

    Ordeal of Richard Feverel — Complete

  • Tory, was no game-preserver, and could be popular whenever he chose, which Sir Males Papworth, on the other side of the river, a fast-handed

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • The Target in the notorious Atlantic Terminal Mall was yet again the scene of crime last week, when a fast-handed perp stole a victim's wallet while she shopped on April 19.

    No Land Grab

  • Two fast-handed hooligans grabbed a woman's bags on the J train on Feb. 16.

    NY Post: News

  • Undefeated Kevin Hammond will drop down from middleweight and face a more seasoned opponent in the form of fast-handed boxer Jimmy Doherty.

    BoxingScene.com

  • He got knocked out when he fought (Floyd) Mayweather, so he has not handled fast-handed boxers well. "

    Doghouse Boxing News

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