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Keen

(kēn),
William W., U.S. surgeon, 1837-1932. See: Keen operation.
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Three hours before dawn his keen nostrils apprised him that somewhere in the vicinity he would find what he wanted, and so he climbed into a tall tree and settled himself for a few hours' sleep.
The bushman's keen ears warned him, and he sprang to his feet, bow and arrow in hand, the arrow fixed in the notch and the bow bending as he sprang.
At his bidding, Tantor would come from a great distance--as far as his keen ears could detect the shrill and piercing summons of the ape-man--and when Tarzan was squatted upon his head, Tantor would lumber through the jungle in any direction which his rider bade him go.
In the distant village where Mbonga had restored quiet and order, the voice of Tantor was scarcely audible to the blacks, but to the keen ears of Tarzan of the Apes it bore its message.
Dunster said nothing, only his keen, clear eyes seemed all the time to be questioning this gloomy-looking but apparently harmless young man.
It's awfully decent of him to let me go with him, but he didn't seem very keen about it.
The keen air of the mountains and the balsamic odour of the pine trees took the place of nurse and mother to the young girl.
He had been as keen as any of them upon the business until this sudden incident had drawn his thoughts into another channel.
A keen remembrance and keen pity impelled Maggie to put her hand in Philip's.
Recent studies in the work place conducted by Toni Yancey, author of Instant Recess, co-director of the Center for Health Equity and professor of health services at UCLA show that taking short activity breaks during the workday, the time KEEN refers to as recess, is great for an individual's health and well-being.
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Keen locked the door of the Middlesbrough shop, trapping Mr Ghafoor and a customer inside, before brandishing the blade and demanding cash and cigarettes.