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Sly, adj. 1) artful, cunning, insidious: Lucr. 1399. Gent. II, 6, 41. John II, 567. H6C III, 3, 160. R3 I, 3, 53. IV, 4, 171 (Ff s. and bloody, Qq bloody, treacherous). H8 I, 3, 39. Tit. IV, 4, 59 (cf. crafty). Cymb. I, 5, 75.
2) secret, imperceptible: “the s. slow hours shall not determinate the dateless limit of thy dear exile,” R2 I, 3, 150 (F2 and some M. Edd. fly-slow).
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