Origin of tricky
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1. artful, sly, shrewd. 2. skillful, adroit. 3. doubtful, unpredictable, unreliable, perilous.
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Examples from the Web for trickiest
The trickiest items having been placed in the “freezer” to be addressed at a later date.Did The U.S.-Cuba Deal Help Drive A Rebel Ceasefire in Colombia?
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The Saul story was in some ways the trickiest story for us this season.‘Homeland’ Creator Talks Season 4’s ‘Reboot,’ Life After Brody, and How ISIS Will Affect the Show
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But this year being in Scotland presents one of the trickiest problems of her reign.Queen Victoria’s Secret Scottish Sex Castle
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They had all fulfilled the trickiest of American dreams: They had gone for Olympic gold and won … bronze.What’s a Key to Victory in Sochi? Coming So Close to Defeat.
February 23, 2014
So weaving a story where you can see these guys together enough was the trickiest part.Grant Heslov Is the Robin to George Clooney’s Batman
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And woman is so much cleverer than the trickiest man at beguiling!
His life was spent in the company of these radicals, and he could call them forth out of their trickiest hiding-places.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland
Daniel Turner Holmes
Here we are flying visual contact through some of the trickiest mountains I've ever seen.The Golden Skull
It is not alone that anything of the kind is so horrible but he is one of the trickiest swordsmen here.The Monster
"I think it's the damnedest, trickiest, most unilateral piece of legalistics I've ever seen," Kennon said bluntly.The Lani People
J. F. Bone
- involving snags or difficultiesa tricky job
- needing careful and tactful handlinga tricky situation
- characterized by tricks; sly; wilya tricky dealer
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Word Origin and History for trickiest
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