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wir·y

(wīr'ē),
1. Resembling or having the hard, threadlike feel of wire.
2. Denoting a small, fine, incompressible pulse.

wir·y

(wīr'ē)
Resembling or having the feel of a wire; filiform and hard; denoting a variety of pulse.

wir·y

(wīr'ē)
1. Resembling or having the hard, threadlike feel of wire.
2. Denoting a small, fine, incompressible pulse.
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It received nine favorable notices (Als, New Yorker; Barnes, Post; Brantley, Times; Gardner, USA Today; Heilpern, Observer; Kuchwara, AP; le Sourd, Gannett Newspapers; Richardson, NY1; Simon, New York), five unfavorable notices (Kissel, Daily News; Sommers, Newhouse Newspapers; Teachout, Wall Street Journal; Wirier, Newsday; Zinoman, Time Out) and two mixed notices (Feingold, Village Voice; Feldberg, Bergen Record).
He has devised an individual fitness plan which has left her leaner, wirier and less bulky.
You know, everywhere I go, people are shocked by my actual age,'' says Nicholson, his barrel chest more prominent and expressive eyebrows wirier with each passing year.
Skeat weaves his eccentric, learned way back from worry through the Middle English worowen, wirier, wyrwyn and worowen ("explained by `strangulo, suffoco'"), to the Dutch worgen, "to strangle," the Low German worgerl, the German worgen and the Old High German wurgan, "to strangle, suffocate, choke.