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 for Neater
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Neat \Neat\, a. [Compar. Neater; superl. Neatest.] [OE.
     nett, F. nett, fr. L. nitidus, fr. nitere to shine. Cf.
     Nitid, Net, a., Natty.]
     1. Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean;
        cleanly; tidy.
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              If you were to see her, you would wonder what poor
              body it was that was so surprisingly neat and clean.
                                                    --Law.
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     2. Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry;
        simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful;
        chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress.
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     3. Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as,
        neat brandy; to drink one's vodka neat. Hence: (Chem.)
        Pure; undiluted; as, dissolved in neat acetone. "Our old
        wine neat." --Chapman.
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     4. Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice;
        finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief.
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     5. With all deductions or allowances made; net.
  
     Note: [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a.,
           3.]
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     neat line (Civil Engin.), a line to which work is to be
        built or formed.
  
     Neat work, work built or formed to neat lines.
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     Syn: Nice; pure; cleanly; tidy; trim; spruce.
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