Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being hairy; the state of abounding in hair or being covered with it.
- n. The characteristic of being hairy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of abounding, or being covered, with hair.
- n. The quality of being hairy.
- n. the quality of having hair
“In the spirit of "everything matchstick thin", I added enoki mushrooms for extra "hairiness" - and it didn't hurt at all!”
“His skin was different too, coarser feeling, and his hairiness was a delight.”
“His hairiness was the one point which impressed itself upon Thaddeus Sholto when he saw him at the window.”
“Applicable when possession is normative. e.g., blindness and sight, toothlessness and toothedness, hairiness and baldness.”
“It made his strength, his height, his hairiness, his solidity more real and present and caused Malik to feel proud of the life they had before Ali came.”
“Would it ignite a certain uncomfortable awareness of my female smoothness and your manly hairiness?”
“The shapes of our eyes, noses and skulls; the color of our eyes and our hair; the heaviness, height and hairiness of our bodies are all, individually, poor guides to ancestry.”
“Cheryl was a small woman, elfin almost -- short hair, delicate bones, tiny hands and feet, very tidy, always neatly dressed, and pale, especially in contrast to big, dark Eddie Alfanta, who boasted of his hairiness.”
“In heterothermic (cold-blooded) invertebrates, hairiness and melanism (dark pigmentation) enable them to warm up in the summer season.”
“For example, plant ecologists could measure leaf size, thickness, lobiness, chemical content, hairiness, density and the rate of water loss and species differences could be evaluated from any one of these measures or any number simultaneously.”
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