Wiriness Wir"i*ness, n. The quality of being wiry. [1913 Webster]

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  • wiriness — noun see wiry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • wiriness — noun The state of being wiry …   Wiktionary

  • wiriness — n. quality or condition of being wiry; durability, strength …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wiriness — wir·i·ness …   English syllables

  • wiriness — noun the property of being lean and tough and sinewy • Derivationally related forms: ↑wiry • Hypernyms: ↑leanness, ↑thinness, ↑spareness …   Useful english dictionary

  • wiry — adjective (wirier; est) Date: 1588 1. a. archaic made of wire b. resembling wire especially in form and flexibility < the wiry coat of the Irish terrier > < wiry stems > c. of sound produced by or suggestive of the vib …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Brillo — /bril oh/ 1. Trademark. a brand of scouring pad of fine, intermeshed steel wool impregnated with cleanser. adj. 2. (l.c.) resembling a Brillo pad, as in wiriness: a brillo mop of hair. * * * …   Universalium

  • wiry — wirily, adv. wiriness, n. /wuyeur ee/, adj., wirier, wiriest. 1. made of wire. 2. in the form of wire. 3. resembling wire, as in form, stiffness, etc.: wiry grass. 4. lean and sinew: a wiry little person. 5. produced by or rese …   Universalium

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