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Quotes of canny

  1. Churchill was the canny political animal, very devious, bursting with energy and determination, learning as hard as he could. – Lord Mountbatten
  2. Many senators have developed a canny sense of what will play best for the audience. – Jessica Savitch

Usage examples for canny

  1. “ " Dey ain't canny dem things," he declared; " ef de Lord had wanted us to fly he'd have given us wings, I guess. ” – The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly by Margaret Burnham
  2. That is not canny – A Little Wizard by Stanley J. Weyman
  3. “ To expedite matters, a trustworthy agent, a canny Scotchman, who had long served under my command, was dispatched to Montreal, via Portland, to notify these parties that we were on our way there. ” – The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner by John Wilkinson
  4. She was too canny to be taken, after her successful concealment so far. ” – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  5. They are the canny ones! ” – The Story of Wool by Sara Ware Bassett
  6. “ Here's the flowers, wumman; carry them canny – The Literary Sense by E. Nesbit
  7. If Jess, calm, canny and reliable, stood for the spirit of the North, attractive, persuasive, fascinating little Delia Watts represented the South. ” – The Jolliest School of All by Angela Brazil
  8. But the secret is, I suppose, that Chester is " canny as well as " bonny," and, being wise, she refused to throw away her precious antique garments for glaring new ones. ” – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  9. “ " We'll no argue aboot that," said the canny Scot. ” – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. But he meant to be canny this time he would choose a woman who, if she ruled him, would not misrule him; what he could stand was a sovereign, not a despot, and he believed that he had found this exceptionally gifted and exceptionally moderated being: it was Miss Anna Hardage. ” – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  11. Well, my canny boy, you'll never see thirty again, I suppose. ” – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  12. This caution was very " canny and proved my Scottish blood, I couldn't help thinking, as I paused in order to select the most appropriate wish for the heather moon to grant. ” – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  13. Gang canny when ye meet him, and see ye get the goods before ye sign the bill o' lading. ” – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  14. I'm canny I like to think that when I spend my money I get its value in return. ” – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  15. She's not right, I tell you; not canny as Nurse used to say. ” – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards
  16. Most people's experience would lead them to attend to a canny Dutch proverb, which observes that a " friend's" faults may be noticed but not blamed: since the consequences of blaming them are mostly unpleasant; but a braver proverb says, " A true friend dares sometimes venture to be offensive;" and we read that it is our duty to " admonish a friend; it may be that he hath not said it, and, if he have, that he speak it not again." ” – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  17. These three seemed ever at war among themselves; they spoke three different tongues; they proclaimed a man of dreams, a canny man of business, a man of vehement determination. ” – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons
  18. Guides have canny judgment when it comes to guessing, and you can't fool a Harvey mule. ” – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  19. Had you come by a canny thrust in the fray, as no doubt was his purpose, or were you in his hands to be mewed in a convent, then were your sister worth the wedding; but the Master will never wed her while you live and have friends to back you, and his father, the Regent, will see she has no ill- usage. ” – The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge
  20. Many and many the canny Scot who's made a great place for himsel' in the world was born and brocht up in a wee village in a glen. ” – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder

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