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adjective (cleverer, cleverest, more)
  1. mentally sharp or bright, witty; possessing quick or able intelligence
  2. nimble with hands or body
    • Though there were many men in England during the latter half of the seventeenth century, there were only two great creative minds.--Macaulay.
    • Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be .--C. Kingsley.
      1. superficially skillful, resourceful
      2. showing inventiveness or originality
      3. (Australian Aboriginal) possessing magical abilities
    • 1904, Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, Vol. XXXVIII
    • :When a man is out hunting ... he ... talks to the footprints all the time for the purpose of injecting magic into the animal which made them.
    • 1947, Oceania, Vol. XVII
    • :The two women, who were "", and possessed a certain amount of magical "power", ...
    • 1991, John & Sue Erbacher, Aborigines of the Rainforest
    • :Fred is the fellow or tribal doctor who practises with the Kuku-Yalanji people. The tribal doctor"s work includes curing sickness, finding out the causes of death, predicting the future and making and stopping rain.

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