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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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A short and moving novel, If Clara is poetic and wiry, focusing on its intriguing characters' interactions with each other and on the unusual, wonderful thematic connections of flight and falling.
The Wiry W1 runs on stock Android 4.2.2 and doesn't come preloaded with any exciting preloaded apps.
Snapped up by Alive, the same nifty American indie label that spawned the Keys, tracks like Down The Line with their wiry, angular guitars and gruff, half-barked vocals recall a more linear Captain Beefheart or Tom Waits before the strep-throat and homemade tuba obsession.
Sounding similar to Maximum Joy or Pop Group, the low bop in these songs and wiry Cure-like vocals are an excellent missing puzzle piece to excavate from the depths.
Petersburg comes Iguan, a somewhat absurdist ensemble that mixes wiry, twisty movement and a literary bent with hilarious or confusing results.
When I woke up this morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my hair all wiry and frazzled up, my skin was all wrinkled and pasty, my eyes were bloodshot and bugging out, and I had this corpse-like look on my face!
Dodder is a wiry, orange vine that steals water and nutrients from other plants.
A wiry orange vine finds plants to raid for nutrients by growing toward their smell, researchers report.
Abby--the shorter, wiry one who sort of looks like Jennifer Jason Leigh--plays acoustic guitar and usually sings lead; Amanda--the tall, modelesque one with the Louise Brooks bob (she actually did model for 11 years)--plays mandolin, dulcimer, and washboard and sings Naomi Judd-style alto harmonies.
"Pat Gleason, like many noncommissioned sergeants and warrant officers I would meet in the course of my travels, was quietly amazing" Another grunt "looked like the all-American kid on a milk carton." "Every aspect of his lined face and short, wiry body seemed hard and chiseled....
ANDY MURRAY is carrying British hopes exclusively on his wiry frame after Thursday's stunning straight-sets victory over Radek Stepanek, but punters are anticipating defeat for the Scottish sensation in today's clash with David Nalbandian.
And the horrific pieta Mother and Child (Rabbit and Lamb), 2004, in which a wiry rabbit, facing sideways, is affixed to the breast of its large, mismatched "parent," mocks the conventional depiction of the holy birth and family.