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 Meanings and Examples of HANDY
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handy
 a.  convenient; close
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  Clods were handy and the air was full of them in a twinkling.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  He entered the church, now, with a swarm of clean and noisy boys and girls, proceeded to his seat and started a quarrel with the first boy that came handy.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
3  When something fresh in this line came out she was in a fever, right away, to try it; not on herself, for she was never ailing, but on anybody else that came handy.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
4  But there warn't any other place as handy after that fool of a job.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
5  But by and by pap got too handy with his hick'ry, and I couldn't stand it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI.
6  They would all come handy by and by, I judged.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
7  We put all the other things handy at the back of the cavern.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX.
8  She said she had to have things handy to throw at them when she was alone, or they wouldn't give her no peace.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI.
9  I set it down, private, because somebody might want me to spell it next, and so I wanted to be handy with it and rattle it off like I was used to it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII.
10  The men took their guns along, so did Buck, and kept them between their knees or stood them handy against the wall.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII.
11  Of course he would a throwed more style into it, but I can't do that very handy, not being brung up to it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII.
12  I reckon you ain't used to lying, it don't seem to come handy; what you want is practice.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX.
13  So we allowed we would steal everything there was that come handy.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV.
14  In the morning we went out to the woodpile and chopped up the brass candlestick into handy sizes, and Tom put them and the pewter spoon in his pocket.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI.
15  I hid the letter behind the first thing that come handy, and rushed.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII.
Example Sentence:
1  This is a handy little safety box.
2  Keep a pad handy to jot down queries as they occur.
3  First-time visitors to France will find this guide particularly handy.
4  It's quite a handy little tool.
5  A good tool-box is a handy thing to have in the house.
6  Don't throw that cardboard box away it may come in handy.
7  And "mate" is also handy at official functions when you can't remember a name.