Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Overgrown with furze; full of furze.
- adj. Where furze grows.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Abounding in, or overgrown with, furze; characterized by furze.
- furze + -y (Wiktionary)
“The fog of the last three weeks was gone, neither did any rime remain; but all things had a look of sameness, and a kind of furzy colour.”
“I had skipped from bed to bed and from box to box in a cold agony and every time I touched anything that was furzy I fancied I felt the fangs.”
“Among the few features of agricultural England which retain an appearance but little modified by the lapse of centuries, may be reckoned the high, grassy and furzy downs, coombs, or ewe-leases, as they are indifferently called, that fill a large area of certain counties in the south and south-west.”
“As the girl proceeded these glades became more frequent, the trees began again to decline in size, and the wood to degenerate into furzy coverts.”
“Three greyhounds were slipped upon him, whom he threw out, after running a couple of miles, by entering an extensive furzy brake which extended along the side of a hill.”
“The farm was not so large or rambling as to tire the mind or foot, yet wide enough and full of change — rich pasture, hazel copse, green valleys, fallows brown, and golden breast-lands pillowing into nooks of fern, clumps of shade for horse or heifer, and for rabbits sandy warren, furzy cleve for hare and partridge, not without a little mere for willows and for wild-ducks.”
“For now the fields were spread with growth, and the waters clad with sunshine, and light and shadow, step by step, wandered over the furzy cleves.”
“French ever land, we must endeavour to draw them into furzy ground, and then set the Volunteers at them.”
“For the next quarter of an hour they flew along, past yellowing spinneys, fields and bits of furzy common dotted with geese and old horses, past village greens and village streets, and all the other evidences of a country life trying to retain its soul.”
“They went through a gap in a ruinous hedge, and traversed a furzy field, at the farther side of which stood the wizard's hut, a wretched place of a single story, with a shuttered window and a thatched roof full of holes and overgrown with weeds.”
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