Clean"ly (?), a. [Compar. Cleanlier (?); superl. Cleanliest.] [From Clean.]

1.

Habitually clean; pure; innocent.

"Cleanly joys."

Glanvill.

Some plain but cleanly country maid. Dryden.

Displays her cleanly platter on the board. Goldsmith.

2.

Cleansing; fitted to remove moisture; dirt, etc.

[Obs.] "With cleanly powder dry their hair."

Prior.

3.

Adroit; skillful; dexterous; artful.

[Obs.]

Through his fine handling and his cleanly play. Spenser.

 

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Clean"ly (?), adv.

1.

In a clean manner; neatly.

He was very cleanly dressed. Dickens.

2.

Innocently; without stain.

Shak.

3.

Adroitly; dexterously.

Middleton.

 

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