quickhanded

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

quickhanded (comparative more quickhanded, superlative most quickhanded)

  1. Alternative form of quick-handed
    • 1894, Frederick Startridge Ellis & William Caxton, The History of Reynard the Fox, page 10:
      And yet through that same flitch of bacon, He in a sack was well nigh taken By the quickhanded farmer's wife, And barely came off with his life.
    • 1997, Vikram Chandra, Red Earth and Pouring Rain, →ISBN, page 114:
      I was accepted as Uday's bodyguard or major domo, a position which, I was to understand later, was traditionally held by foreigners of one type or another, by Arabs, Abyssinians, Pathans, Afghans, Mongols, Turks, Persians, all the quickhanded adventurers who had come in turn to Hindustan, seeking fortune.
    • 2010, Jalal al-Din Rumi & Ehsan Yarshater, Mystical Poems of Rumi, →ISBN, page 76:
      Discover yourself, and be wary; yet what are you to do? For there is a wakeful, quickhanded thief on this way.

Adverb[edit]

quickhanded (comparative more quickhanded, superlative most quickhanded)

  1. Alternative form of quick-handed