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nifty

Very good, interesting, or smart. Said typically of things. This nifty little device helps you locate your keys if you can't remember where you put them. That's a nifty bike you've got there! Is it new?

nifty

1. mod. neat; smart. That is a pretty nifty car you have there.
2. n. a fifty-dollar bill. (From nifty-fifty.) He paid me with a nifty and a domino.
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This week, it proclaimed, "The main index of the Tehran StockExchange, TEPIX, has soared to a new high, despite the US-led sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic of Iran." That very niftily put a political cast on a financial story.
The head of the skeleton was spotted niftily placed between two bowls.
It handles niftily and remains composed under pressure and through bends.
Niftily, the screen then parts and we are whisked into the so-called National Museum aboard Starship UK, where a very clever hologram explains some of the artefacts on display before Smith pops up on screen to warn everyone that security has been breached and we need to head for the Tardis, pronto.
**Star performances Arthur Moore, who turned the clock back to train his second Irish Grand National winner after Feathered Gale in 1996 and Queen of the jumping game Nina Carberry, who lapped up the celebrations after her big-race victory **Bartlett nifty with fifty "He's got my EUR50 note and I don't think I'm going to get it back" - Michael O'Leary was right after seeing the funny side when Ronnie Bartlett, Irish Racing Post Champion Point-To-Point Bumper winning owner, niftily pocketed the fifty from the Ryanair boss (right) Results and analysis start page 88 IT WAS a case of history repeating itself in the Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle when Blackstairmountain, after looking likely to score jumping the last, emptied quickly and was headed on the run-in by the game Voler La Vedette.
Twice he niftily climbs up a boulder at rivers edge.
This poem's third section is a niftily inventive take off on a nursery rhyme.
One large bulb among Just Bulbs' wide display appeared at first glace to be a standard incandescent, but upon closer inspection was a highly efficient diode bulb that niftily used an internal glass strip to mimic a glowing filament.
Episode 1 shows a textbook case from one of the males, Brutus, on Dave's inaugural walk-in (niftily re-interpreted by our hero as the first step in Brutus' "training." Sheesh).
The rimless case picker-outer doo-hicky in the cylinder niftily snags rimless cases and gets rid of them with a flick of the ejector rod.
Whereas university types today probably imagine academia as more progressive than the military, Gandal niftily contrasts Robert Cohn's time at military school and at Princeton.
Formal gatherings are held in the building's gentle 100-seat auditorium, niftily arranged to have independent access from Sehesteds plass.
Niftily, the instrument panel adjusts up and down as a unit with the steering wheel.
Bleak times, bloodthirsty crimes - and the perfect backdrop for Sin City, a set of niftily nasty graphic novels by Frank Miller, one of the most talented and controversial American comic book artists to have appeared on the scene in the last 30 years.
The program started to click just before intermission, when Manzi left her husband at the keyboard and stepped out center stage for some flirtatious hoofing and singing with Siegel in a niftily staged George Gershwin medley.