Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Abounding in oysters; smelling or tasting like oysters.

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Examples

  • If I were going to make something like this, I'd try to figure out how to make interchangeable sashes; I'd want a bluey-green one, and a yallery-orange one, and even for the height of sophistication an oystery-gray/ivory one.

    Sashtastic! - A Dress A Day

  • Hellespontian, eminent most of oystery sea-shores.

    Poems and Fragments

  • I have no desire to live and work there at the moment - that's for sure - because I have this big oystery world out in front of me, and my brain has well and truly been drained from my hometown.

    Back to me.

  • Then the thornwing's glide cut through the interior of a cloud, and the oystery blankness obscured sight for a long time.

    In Other Worlds

  • The road ran to the bank of the River Pocomoke, where a ferry was still maintained to the opposite shore and the Virginia land of Accomac, and the cold tide, without a sail, went winding to an oystery estuary of the bay, where the mud at the bottom was so soft that vessels aground in it could still continue sailing, as on the muggy globe that Noah came to shore in.

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times

  • Seeing your hand upon the cover of a letter which he brought, I immediately blessed him, presented him with a glass of whisky, inquired after his family (they are all well), and opened the despatch with a moist and oystery twinkle in my eye.

    The Letters of Charles Dickens Vol. 3 (of 3), 1836-1870

  • If you're going to be eating raw oysters, always taste your first one unadorned, just to get a true sense of its flavor, texture, and oystery loveliness.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • My standard room - no special suite - had floor-to-ceiling windows that drew in plenty of the city's oystery winter light, and even a sliver of the harbor.

    NYT > Home Page

  • My standard room -- no special suite -- had floor-to-ceiling windows that drew in plenty of the city's oystery winter light, and even a sliver of the harbor.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • They were good, but I guess it tasted a little too oystery for me.

    Zach Klein's Universal Feed

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