Grisly bear
Grisly Gris"ly, a. [OE, grisly, grislich, AS. grislic, gryslic, fr. gr?san to shudder; cf. OD. grijselick horrible, OHG. grisenl?ch, and also AS. gre?san to frighten, and E. gruesome.] Frightful; horrible; dreadful; harsh; as, grisly locks; a grisly specter. ``Grisly to behold.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

A man of grisly and stern gravity. --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster]

{Grisly bear}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Grizzly}. [1913 Webster]


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