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surefooted

(shŭr′foot″ĕd)
Being able to walk or run without stumbling or falling.
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She establishes the tone with sure-footed confidence, and no one maintains it better than Richard Taylor, as the police inspector, abortively disguised as the man from the Water Board, serving up his idiocies with pompous officiousness.
(One should point out that the caption to the building shown on page 199 should be the Radcliffe Camera not the Radcliffe Observatory.) He is not so sure-footed when it comes to theology and history: the Host does not become the Body of Christ 'a moment or two before ingestion' but at the Consecration; references to 'a little splinter of Peter in every Pope' and 'metempsychotic or even shamanic transference' presumably refer to apostolic succession; and Mussolini was not Emanuel III's 'head of state', an office retained by the overwhelmed King.
The hooves' unique shape helps give goats traction, allowing them to be sure-footed on rocky ground Some goats can even climb trees
Many residents and public agencies call in the local forest fire prevention team: an environmentally friendly, non-pesticide, non-gas guzzling weed and scrub management team of sure-footed goats; shepherds, often astride horses; and alert border collies.
History and anecdote reveal knowing, coercive individuals who shoved culture forward through dare and the manipulation of competitiveness to which even the most sure-footed succumb.
A Sherpa, of course, is the sure-footed mountain guide who, by analogy, can lead the way to sensible reforms grounded in realism and practicality.
Happily, the novel that follows is no theoretical exercise but a lively, sure-footed tale of a young man's struggle with language and what lies beneath it.
Flicking a switch to Hill Descent Control, we crawl at a sure-footed 2.46 miles per hour, determined by computer and enforced by precise bursts from the brakes.
In less than a minute they were in, and I was a sure-footed believer.
Gibson is a sure-footed guide through this rocky terrain, and his summaries and contestation of the different interpretations will be welcome to specialists and graduate students.
The TB53FR's fuel system automatically bleeds air from a fuel-depleted system and its cast iron, wrap-around counterweight ensures stable, sure-footed operation when handling heavy loads.
"The bishops, so sure-footed most of the time in these sensitive areas, have for once tripped up."