Pots of ferns purchased from a street hawker showed greenly behind the tidiest muslin blinds you ever sor!
Another was shortly announced for the best-cleaned and tidiest windows.
He could cook, as all knew, particularly his employer, while he was the tidiest of valets.
Hobbyhead claims that he gets many of his tidiest puns from this young hopeful.
Before the tidiest of them, an old negro was sitting on a stool, dreaming in the sun.
It was only the tidiest and the greenest mound in all the churchyard.
We made a bag to hold our tidiest clothes, and blue cotton covers for the mattresses and a bag to keep our pillows clean.
Now which of these was the tidiest and most respectable doll to take out on a visit?
Bridget Foye was the tidiest, kindliest, merriest apple woman in all Mishaumok.
It offers you valuable hints how to live, and suggests the best and tidiest way in which you can, when dead, dispose of your body.
mid-13c., probably originally "in season, timely, opportune, excellent," from tide in the sense of "season, time" (see tide). Cf. Old High German zitig, German zeitig, Dutch tijdig, Danish tidig "timely." Meaning "neat and in order" first recorded 1706.
"to make neat, set in order," 1821, from tidy (adj.). Related: Tidied; tidying.