gingerly


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gingerly \Gin"ger*ly\, adv. [Prov. E. ginger brittle, tender;
   cf. dial. Sw. gingla, g[aum]ngla, to go gently, totter, akin
   to E. gang.]
   Cautiously; timidly; fastidiously; daintily.
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         What is't that you took up so gingerly ? --Shak.
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