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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.
This one was Mugambi, chief of the Wagambi of Ugambi, and as he disappeared in the tangled luxuriousness of the rank growth upon the ridge's summit only the keen eyes of the ape-man saw the direction of his flight.
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.
He was beginning to feel a keen interest in the slender, barefoot donkey-girl who slipped in and out of the play, singing, like some one winding through a hilly field.
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.
Originally from Middlesbrough, the Keens now live in Bournemouth.
The Keens also ran two popular youth clubs in Shirley - The Annexe and Green Lane.
The strawberry may have been around since 200 BC, lovingly tended by sweet-toothed Romans, but it was the skills of market gardener Michael Keens that kick-started the popular love affair with the luscious berry - a member of the rose family.