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

  Clever \Clev"er\, a. [Origin uncertain. Cf. OE. cliver eager,
     AS. clyfer (in comp.) cloven; or clifer a claw, perh.
     connected with E. cleave to divide, split, the meaning of E.
     clever perh. coming from the idea of grasping, seizing (with
     the mind).]
     1. Possessing quickness of intellect, skill, dexterity,
        talent, or adroitness; expert.
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              Though there were many clever men in England during
              the latter half of the seventeenth century, there
              were only two great creative minds.   --Macaulay.
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              Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever.
                                                    --C. Kingsley.
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     2. Showing skill or adroitness in the doer or former; as, a
        clever speech; a clever trick. --Byron.
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     3. Having fitness, propriety, or suitableness.
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              'T would sound more clever
              To me and to my heirs forever.        --Swift.
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     4. Well-shaped; handsome. "The girl was a tight, clever wench
        as any was." --Arbuthnot.
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     5. Good-natured; obliging. [U. S.]
     Syn: See Smart.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with
             others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound" [syn:
             cagey, cagy, canny, clever]
      2: mentally quick and resourceful; "an apt pupil"; "you are a
         clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram
         Stoker [syn: apt, clever]
      3: showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the
         cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious
         solution to the problem" [syn: clever, cunning,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  194 Moby Thesaurus words for "clever":
     Attic, Daedalian, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, able, acute, adept,
     adroit, agile, alert, all-around, amusing, apt, arch, artful,
     artistic, astute, authoritative, biting, brainy, bravura, bright,
     brilliant, cagey, canny, capable, clean, competent, coordinated,
     coruscating, crack, crackerjack, crafty, creative, cunning, cute,
     daedal, dazzling, deceitful, deep, deep-laid, deft, designing,
     dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, discerning, docile, droll,
     educable, entertaining, excellent, expert, facetious, facile,
     fanciful, fancy, feline, formable, foxy, funny, gifted, good,
     goodish, graceful, guileful, handy, humorous, humorsome,
     imaginative, impressionable, ingenious, insidious, instructable,
     intelligent, inventive, jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, joky,
     joshing, keen, keen-witted, knowing, laughable, magisterial,
     malleable, many-sided, masterful, masterly, moldable, mordant,
     motivated, neat, neat-handed, nimble, nimble-witted, no dumbbell,
     no mean, not born yesterday, original, pawky, perceptive, piquant,
     plastic, pleasing, pliable, pointed, politic, pretty, professional,
     proficient, prompt, pungent, qualified, quick, quick-thinking,
     quick-witted, quite some, racy, rapier-like, ready, receptive,
     resourceful, ripe for instruction, risible, sagacious, sage, salt,
     salty, scheming, schoolable, scintillating, serpentine, sharp,
     sharp-witted, shifty, shrewd, skilled, skillful, slick, slim,
     slippery, sly, smart, smooth, snaky, sneaky, some, sophistical,
     sparkling, sprightly, statesmanlike, stealthy, steel-trap,
     strategic, stylish, subtile, subtle, supple, susceptible, tactful,
     tactical, talented, teachable, the compleat, the complete,
     thirsty for knowledge, trainable, trickish, tricksy, tricky,
     versatile, virtuoso, vulpine, wary, well-considered,
     well-contrived, well-designed, well-done, well-invented, well-laid,
     well-planned, well-reasoned, well-thought-out, well-weighed,
     whimsical, wicked, willing, wily, wise, witty, workmanlike

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Clever, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri
     Population (2000):    1010
     Housing Units (2000): 420
     Land area (2000):     0.638569 sq. miles (1.653887 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.638569 sq. miles (1.653887 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            14788
     Located within:       Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
     Location:             37.028804 N, 93.470067 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     65631
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Clever, MO

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