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Resourcefulness

Buck
clever and temerarious dog perseveres in the Klondike. [Am. Lit.: Call of the Wild]
Crichton, Admirable
butler proves to be infinite resource for castaway family on island. [Br. Lit.: The Admirable Crichton]
Crusoe, Robinson
inventive when shipwrecked on an island. [Br. Lit.: Robinson Crusoe]
duck
from ingeniousness of duck in .eluding enemies. [Heraldry: Halberts, 26]
Fogg, Phileas
burns his boat’s superstructure and decks for fuel and thus reaches London on time. [Fr. Lit.: Jules Verne Around the World in Eighty Days]
Swiss Family Robinson
shipwrecked family carves hospitable life from wilderness. [Children’s Lit.: Swiss Family Robinson]
Thoreau, Henry David
(1817–1862) example of man’s ability to build his own life in the wilderness. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2738]
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30 at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing, recognizes outstanding, resourceful uses of Internet technology by an insurance organization.
Only if we go down this latter path, can we help such groups to be faithful to what is most profound, sophisticated and resourceful in their own heritage."
Latham, NY-based Plug Power, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells for stationary applications, recently announced it has received a "CIO 100" award from IDG's CIO magazine, "which recognizes organizations around the world that demonstrate resourceful [information technology (IT)] management and practices."
He describes his attitude about life as "resourceful, self-dependent, realistic, [and] constructive" and has lived accordingly.
Ever resourceful and never discouraged, Carver instructed a small group of students on how to collect materials--pots, pans, tubes, wire, etc.--that could be used to construct laboratory equipment.
Instead, he offers a resourceful, respectful, fresh response to the life around him, even when considering inanimate things, as in Towels, 1998.
A highly resourceful people, the Sumerians laid the foundation for many fields of study.
She disassembles the fear some garbage ghoul, finding a resourceful way to recycle the resulting mess.
"Pam Lewis brings us many talents, especially her enthusiastic embrace of issues of race and poverty, her fearless, resourceful reporting style that always gets the goods, and just plain old street smarts," said Editor and Publisher Laura S.
As major labels consolidate and shed their rosters of everyone but best-sellers and prestige acts, lesbian and gay music listeners--already a resourceful bunch--will need to become even more creative when tracking down something besides Cher and Melissa.
But it could well be a pun: a tribute to Gottfried Semper by his most inventive and resourceful disciple, Joze Plecnik, the architect of Prague Castle in the 1920s.
"I'm delighted that FedNor has been able to participate in this resourceful venture."