from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to manipulation; suitable for use in manipulations.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to manipulation.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to
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Having an extra manipulatory appendage would be handy, and I think a nice long tail would be rather stylish, too.
He acknowledged that his fingers had lost their cunning, but the fates ordained that his ideas should blossom as his manipulatory skill withered Gradually he became feeble in mind and body, and was wont to spend his time crouched in a rough shelter dreaming prodigious dreams.
So you proceeded to act with deceit, with cunning, with an aim so manipulatory and exploitative —!
The result of this is that a world-class capability now exists in Canada for remote manipulatory systems.
But not using all its feet to maintain its grip, for it was using many of them in a manipulatory way, working on the circuitry or the lights or whatever the column held.
Besides, what does a herbivore with no manipulatory appendages, and no natural defenses except sentient herders to kill off natural enemies, want with intelligence?
So he squatted there in his ship, a centipede-like thing about five feet in length and a little less than eighteen inches in diameter, with eight articulated limbs spaced in pairs along his body, each limb ending in a five-fingered manipulatory organ that could be used equally well as hand or foot.
It must have manipulatory organs, such as this being very obviously did have -- organs very much like his own.
Many methods have been proposed for this, all of them of more or less value; those yielding the best results, however, requiring a considerable length of time for their execution, and involving so large an amount of manipulatory skill as to render them fairly impracticable to a chemist at all pressed for time, and receiving but a mere trifle for the results.
He acknowledged that his fingers had lost their cunning, but the fates ordained that his ideas should blossom as his manipulatory skill withered