The obliging Lark boosted her sister up, and Carol nimbly scrambled into place, riding astride.
And all the idlers were laughing because it was done so nimbly.
Saying these words, he flew off as nimbly as Squire Headlong himself, to impart the happy intelligence to his beautiful Cephalis.
She got up and flew as nimbly as a deer out of the ball-room.
His busy mind, while they spoke, was nimbly darting here and there with an odd, agile avoidance of certain recognitions.
Handing it to me, he was able to assist Aboh, who nimbly scrambled up.
Little Orion scrambled as quickly and nimbly to his feet as Diana herself.
How nimbly they would have scaled the fence and transfixed me!
A rope was thrown him, by the aid of which he nimbly clambered aboard.
Thereupon, he nimbly rose and hastened to give some orders for departure.
"agile, light-footed," c.1300, nemel, from Old English næmel "quick to grasp" (attested but once), related to niman "to take," from Proto-Germanic *nemanan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Dutch, Gothic niman, Old Norse nema, Old Frisian nima, German nehmen "to take"), from PIE root *nem- "to divide, distribute, allot," also "to take" (cf. Greek nemein "to deal out," nemesis "just indignation," Latin numerus "number," Lithuanian nuoma "rent, interest," Middle Irish nos "custom, usage"). With excrescent -b- from c.1500 (cf. limb (n.1)). Related: Nimbleness. In 17c., English had nimblechaps "talkative fellow."