Definitions

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  • adv. In a nippy way.

Etymologies

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nippy +‎ -ly

Examples

  • From what Rebus knew, Gowrie, had made his money initially as director of a company which had nippily shifted its expertise from ships and pipelines to building exploration platforms and oil rigs for the North Sea.

    Mortal Causes

  • Very nippily the clever little Welshman went through his nimble paces, dancing to the wave of his master's handkerchief on toes as springily supple as those of any ballerina.

    Jan A Dog and a Romance

  • Though somewhat wrinkly and a bit nippily, Dolly said she would be as good as new as soon as she toweled off, had a coupla shots of "Jack" (Daniels), and would be head lining a Nashville

    TheSpoof.com : Spoof News : Front Page

  • So there's 2GB of RAM on board here which keeps things moving along nippily.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

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