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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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For all comparisions, tests of homogeneity of variance of fish density between habitats ([H.sub.0]: [s.sup.2.sub.t] = [s.sup.2.sub.u]) were rejected using Cochran's test (Wirier, 1971) (a=0.05, k=2, df=7), indicating heteroscedastisity (Table 9).
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.
and F.B.A.), worry originally meant "to seize by the throat or strangle, as when a dog worries a rat or sheep." 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." (All of those who have ever worried a great deal about anything will confirm that worry is beastly and does strangle, suffocate and choke.)