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  • adj. superlative form of expert: most expert.


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  • They had divers arsenals, or piratic harbors, as likewise watch towers and beacons, all along the sea-coast; and fleets were here received that were well manned with the finest mariners, and well served with the expertest pilots, and composed of swift sailing and light-built vessels adapted for their special purpose.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Pas la Bete, Bankerout, and all other games that the expertest

    The Ten Pleasures of Marriage and the Second Part, The Confession of the New Married Couple

  • Even though he claimed a familiar acquaintance with the 'Thurloe Papers,' he must have been ignorant, it is impossible to think otherwise, of the black stories which Cromwell's 'expertest of secretaries' could publish against his master.

    The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886

  • This principle holds rigidly true of every one, from the softest tenderfoot to the expertest forest-runner.

    The Forest

  • The expertest angler in troubled waters may find waters too troubled for his sport; and under a government where power is passed from hand to hand like the handkerchief in a children's game, the most adroit time-server may find himself grasping the empty air.

    The Valley of Decision

  • As the young gipsy's little holiday came to an end, I turned with a sigh upon my way; and here, while still on the subject, may I remark on the curious fact that probably Borrow has lived and died without a single gipsy having heard of him, just as the expertest anglers know nothing of Izaak Walton.

    The Quest of the Golden Girl

  • From the snares with which she was beset the expertest man in the world could not have extricated himself but with difficulty.

    Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc — Volume 2

  • The expertest eavesdroppers who had listened at the door, brought away no information with them for their pains.

    Rambles Beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot

  • Howel Davies dyes the West-Indian Seas with blood, piles his decks with plunder; approves himself the expertest Seaman, the daringest

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.

  • Howel Davies 'dyes the West Indian Seas with blood, piles his decks with plunder; approves himself the expertest Seaman, the daringest Seafighter: but he gains no lasting victory, lasting victory is not possible for him.

    Past and Present


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