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neat

(of alcoholic drinks) without added water, lemonade, etc.; undiluted

neat

Descriptive of plaster or cement mixed without the addition of any material except water. See neat cement.
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Sedley, you wicked, wicked man you," Rebecca said, shaking at Jos a pretty little finger covered with the neatest French kid glove.
Her dress was of the neatest possible fit, and set off to advantage her finely moulded shape;--a delicately formed hand and a trim foot and ankle were items of appearance that did not escape the quick eye of the trader, well used to run up at a glance the points of a fine female article.
Neatest touch of all: unborn but imminent princes of the blood could be BORN into the regiment, and start fair, with good wages and a per- manent situation, upon due notice from the parents.
From a girl she had the neatest ways, and was always good-hearted, and as open as the day.
There was a mighty bustle that night, and a vast quantity of preparation for the expected visitor, and a very large nosegay was brought from a gardener's hard by, and cut up into a number of very small ones, with which Mrs Nickleby would have garnished the little sitting-room, in a style that certainly could not have failed to attract anybody's attention, if Kate had not offered to spare her the trouble, and arranged them in the prettiest and neatest manner possible.
A snug small room; a round table by a cheerful fire; an arm-chair high-backed and old-fashioned, wherein sat the neatest imaginable little elderly lady, in widow's cap, black silk gown, and snowy muslin apron; exactly like what I had fancied Mrs.
Wear your hat, wear your smile; do your figure justice, lace tight; put on your neatest boots and brightest gloves; tie the miserable little wretch to your apron-string -- tie him fast; and leave the whole management of the matter after that to me.
This is one of the neatest, cleanest, well stocked stores I have seen in years.
8DA followed YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Neatest 9 Nicer 10 Abase 11 Eleanor 12 Pro 13 Pomander 16 Abnormal 17 Sew 19 Tallest 21 Amaze 22 Music 23 Replete DOWN: 1 Unhappy 2 Catacomb 3 Mete 4 Internal 5 Scan 6 Truro 8 Thermometer 13 Provence 14 Ensnared 15 Tweeter 18 Items 20 Lash 21 Amps QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Closing down 8 Ali 9 Ail 11 Bus stop 12 Aisle 13 Bet 14 Peg 15 Time off 17 Yob 19 Earl 21 Orgy 23 Amen 25 Stay 27 Yes 29 Empress 31 Not 34 Ski 36 Spawn 37 Drastic 38 Eel 39 Use 40 Netherlands DOWN: 1 Clue 2 List 3 Setting 4 Nephew 5 Dwarf 6 Wasp 7 Nile 8 Abbey 10 Legal 16 Fee 18 Boa 20 Any 22 Rye 24 Mascara 25 Sense 26 Trader 28 Slice 30 Month 32 Open 33 Tale 34 Stud 35 Kiss
Her neatest trick is making viewers feel sorry for American reptile Perez Hilton, who a few days ago was a 66-1 chance to win CBB, but who is now just 6-1.
Judiciously placed immediately behind the soloist here is a young man truly conversant with the delicacy required to relate with solo clarinet: the neatest of purring drum rolls to interactive question and answer passages.