Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Breeding readily, as rabbits; prolific.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But he had not done so, and she was glad he could be restrained and deliberate in that "breedy" sort of way.

    The Spenders A Tale of the Third Generation

  • Together they cast a breedy scent like that arising from dank beds of galax, and it overpowered even the reek of the strange meat.

    Cold Mountain

  • Time is a breedy creature: the minutes propagate hours, the hours beget days, the days raise huge families of months, and before we know it we are crowded out of this sweet life by mere surplus of

    Pipefuls

  • I was just human, and I was taking the path in the world that men took -- men whom I admired, if you please; full-blooded men, lusty, breedy, chesty men, free spirits and anything but niggards in the way they foamed life away.

    Chapter XVI

  • The shadows of the tombs when churchyards yawn and Daniel O'Connell must be a descendant I suppose who is this used to say he was a queer breedy man great catholic all the same like a big giant in the dark.

    Ulysses

  • I was taking the path in the world that men took -- men whom I admired, if you please; full-blooded men, lusty, breedy, chesty men, free spirits and anything but niggards in the way they foamed life away.

    John Barleycorn

  • 'I see they're a breedy lot,' replied the burglar.

    The Phoenix and the Carpet

  • They are moreover handsome breedy looking animals, and those of them which are addicted to bucking, soon give up this vice, if ridden by capable people.

    The Horsewoman A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.

  • O’Connell must be a descendant I suppose who is this used to say he was a queer breedy man great catholic all the same like a big giant in the dark.

    Ulysses

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