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agile

Pronounced "aah-jill," it means moving quickly and easily. See agile software development.
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Swiftly he sped toward the surrounding trees and with an agile bound gained a lower limb with one hand, and then, transferring his burden to his teeth, he climbed rapidly upward, closely followed by Tublat.
As they grew up, the father of Quiteria made up his mind to refuse Basilio his wonted freedom of access to the house, and to relieve himself of constant doubts and suspicions, he arranged a match for his daughter with the rich Camacho, as he did not approve of marrying her to Basilio, who had not so large a share of the gifts of fortune as of nature; for if the truth be told ungrudgingly, he is the most agile youth we know, a mighty thrower of the bar, a first-rate wrestler, and a great ball-player; he runs like a deer, and leaps better than a goat, bowls over the nine-pins as if by magic, sings like a lark, plays the guitar so as to make it speak, and, above all, handles a sword as well as the best.
The result is that they are infinitely less agile and less powerful, in proportion to their weight, than an Earth man, and I doubt that were one of them suddenly to be transported to Earth he could lift his own weight from the ground; in fact, I am convinced that he could not do so.
These animals, though wild and agile as chamois, were too much like domestic goats, and Franz could not consider them as game.
NATURAL HISTORY OF THE VALLEY--GOLDEN LIZARDS--TAMENESS OF THE BIRDS--MOSQUITOES--FLIES--DOGS--A SOLITARY CAT--THE CLIMATE--THE COCOANUT TREE--SINGULAR MODES OF CLIMBING IT--AN AGILE YOUNG CHIEF--FEARLESSNESS OF THE CHILDREN--TOO-TOO AND THE COCOANUT TREE--THE BIRDS OF THE VALLEY
On their side, the sailors, seeing that long naked sword, that martial air, and the agile arm which came to the rescue of their enemies, in the person of a man who seemed accustomed to command, the sailors picked up their wounded and their pitchers.
today announced its sponsorship of Agile 2010, the leading international conference on Agile methods in software development set for August 9 13 in Orlando, Florida.
The proceedings of the August 2009 conference consists of eight full research papers and 65 experience reports sharing stories about transitioning to agile, off shoring with agile, and agile in regulated environments.
The Agile Workplace has its focus on the work itself -- not on the technology, the buildings or the organizational chart.
The Lapin Agile is a watering hole to some of Paris' more interesting minds and creative spirits.
Agile Web, a corporation formed by 18 small-to-medium-sized companies in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is virtually virtual today.
This year has been great for Agile IT," said Principal Consultant and founder, John Gilham.