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cagey

Sly or shifty. I just don't trust that guy—he always seems so cagey.

cagey

(ˈkedʒi)
mod. sneaky; shrewd. John is pretty cagey. You have to keep an eye on him.
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This natural short position is why the SRB tends to be a lot cagier about what it is doing in the copper market, although even its announcement in late 2008 that it wanted to buy more was enough to halt the price slide.
The action is set in and around the court of Elizabeth I, spanning decades of her reign and tracing the queen's evolution from a young, fervent woman of passion into an older, cagier and more fragile monarch.
"He will be a lot cagier and I must perform better than ever to win."
(29.) Cagier, A and Gardiner, S (eds), Professional Sport in the European Union: Regulation and Re-regulation, (2000), The Hague: Asser, pp 301 & 302.
That is indeed a possibility, but it would seem to contradict the earlier, cagier narrator who "might be suggesting" the presence of some untoward things.
With much more at stake next Sunday, the cup clash should be a tighter, cagier contest.
One of the cagier moves on the collaborators' part was to create the notion of a Laboratory Theatre (which is the name the group assumed when it left Opole for the larger, more Germanic city of Wroclaw in 1965).
Picasso wasn't apologizing for anything, and his thinking only grew cagier and more subtle with age.
Today's proponents of ID are cagier than their '60s and '70s predecessors at the Institute for Creation Research (Henry Morris, Duane Gish, et.
For us, 2009 has started slow, and people are being cagier about their cash and inventory."
When Lammertink was recruited, however, he needed to be cagier because he had gone looking for big, possibly extinct, woodpeckers twice before.
Otto Octavius, a man whose power goes awry and he becomes obsessed with control: Land Man, more powerful than any No-Growth faction, cagier than The Joker and able to leap political etiquette in a single threat: "The gloves are off."
Henry, for example, has a comely mistress (Julia Vysotsky) and he's willing to marry her off to secure what he wants, even though her brother happens to be France's 19-year-old king, Phillip (the stellar Jonathan Rhys-Meyers), who proves a cagier adversary than Henry could have imagined.
But Augustans in general, and the Chronicle's editors in particular, were cagier about industry than other Georgians because of their stillborn pre-war efforts to turn the city into a Southern Lowell.