In a careful fashion
- like with kid gloves; with care or prudence or tact
- taking treatment or paying attention
- In a careful manner.
Old English carful-lice; see cautious + -ly (2).
The western division consists of low fen or clay soil and presents a monotonous expanse of rich meadow-land, carefully drained in regular lines of canals bordered by stunted willows, and dotted over with windmills, the sails of canal craft and the clumps of elm and poplar which surround each isolated farm-house.