Word of the Day: deft

deft ˈdeft adjective

: skillful in bodily actions; particularly of the fingers

The phrase deft has appeared in 138 articles on NYTimes.com in the previous 12 months, together with on Aug. three in “A Cat on the Field. A Mantis on a Hat. Monday Baseball Had It All.” by Daniel Victor:

An animal unexpectedly will get free on a subject of competitors not more than a handful of instances per 12 months, and followers usually agree that it by no means will get previous. In 2019, a cat scurried into the finish zone at Giants Stadium. In 2017, a cat perched on the Miami Marlins’ gaudy dwelling run sculpture.

Most instances, the animal — usually a terrified cat — shows deft talent in evading human seize till it decides to run off the subject by itself phrases. The followers in the stadium usually root for the cat in opposition to the villainous grounds crew, and TV announcers gamely narrate the drama.

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