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  • adv. In a nifty manner; cleverly.


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  • Neither side has really got going yet.7 min: Guthrie niftily drags the ball back in his own half to evade a challenge from Whelan and then pings a lovely pass over the top of Wilson and down the inside-left channel for Obertan to chase.

    Stoke City v Newcastle United - as it happened | Jacob Steinberg

  • Written in 1875 by Alfred Hennequin and Alfred Delacour, and here niftily translated by Reggie Oliver, it provides the prototype for later, greater Georges Feydeau.

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  • While the upfront costs of the current crop of electric cars remains high, the lucky owner niftily avoids the cost of the staggeringly overpriced lagoon of fossil fuel required to drive a traditional model.

    Stars and their cars

  • Noma Dumezweni is also outstanding as the doctor who struggles to keep him alive through a series of heart attacks, and Greg Hicks doubles niftily as a carping general and a gulag victim who haunts Korolyov's imagination.

    Little Eagles – review

  • Isaac Julien niftily picks up a salmon dumpling with his chopsticks.

    Isaac Julien's angel of Morecambe

  • (They only changed their mind the day the Supreme Court ruled this was illegal, and God niftily appeared to their leader that morning and announced blacks were ensouled after all.)

    Johann Hari: The Slow, Whining Death of British Christianity

  • In their niftily crafted separation of powers, the Framers meant Congress to be a strong competitor with the president and Supreme Court.

    Congress crippled by ambivalence

  • Please note that this is not merely cited for use of magic train but because the station from which Amabel departs is Bigwardrobespareroom, thus niftily getting CS Lewis as well

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  • Browser tab dragging, removing, adding, etc all work nicely and niftily. Software Archives

  • ‘But we would not have complained if it had not been given’, he added, juggling his pluperfect subjunctives as niftily as one of his forwards claiming a non-existent foul.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me


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