Spiry Spir"y, a. [From {Spire} a winding line.] Of a spiral form; wreathed; curled; serpentine. [1913 Webster]

Hid in the spiry volumes of the snake. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • Spiry — Spir y, a. [FR. {Spire} a steeple.] Of or pertaining to a spire; like a spire, tall, slender, and tapering; abounding in spires; as, spiry turrets. Spiry towns. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spiry — spirỹ interj. kartojant reiškia lėtą ėjimą: Kai kas jau [vaikui] nepatinka, tai spirỹ spirỹ ir nueina an kitą Slm …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • spiry — spiry1 [spīr′ē] adj. spirier, spiriest Old Poet. spiral; coiled; curled spiry2 [spīr′ē] adj. spirier, spiriest 1. of, or having the form of, a spire, steeple, etc. 2. having many spires …   English World dictionary

  • spiry — I. ˈspī(ə)rē, ri adjective Etymology: spire (I) + y 1. : resembling a spire : tall, slender, and tapering to a point : rising in a slender, tapering form spiry grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • spiry — per·spiry; spiry; …   English syllables

  • spiry — adjective Date: 1602 resembling a spire; especially tall, slender, and tapering < spiry trees > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spiry — spiry1 /spuyeur ee/, adj. 1. having the form of a spire, slender shoot, or tapering pointed body; tapering up to a point like a spire. 2. abounding in spires or steeples. [1595 1605; SPIRE1 + Y1] spiry2 /spuy ree/, adj. spiral; coiled; coiling;… …   Universalium

  • spiry — adjective Like or resembling a spire …   Wiktionary

  • spiry — spir·y || spaɪərɪ adj. spiral, coiled; tall and tapering, pointy, resembling a spire; having many spires …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spiry — a. 1. Winding, wreathed, curled, spiral, helical, cochleary, cochleated, screw shaped. 2. Pyramidal, tapering …   New dictionary of synonyms

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