Definitions

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  • adj. Abounding in tresses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Abounding in tresses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to tresses; also, having the appearance of tresses or locks of hair.

Etymologies

tress +β€Ž -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • β€˜It is a tressy species of moss or lichen,’ he said to himself.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Made her tressy forehead dim: -- hus she stood amid the stooks,

    English Songs and Ballads

  • Then He drew away the orange groves, the oleander and the apricot trees, the faithful eucalyptus with its pale stems and tressy foliage, the sweet waters that fertilised the soil, making it soft and brown where the plough seamed it into furrows, the tufted plants and giant reeds that crowd where water is.

    The Garden of Allah

  • Nevertheless there was still a delicate freshness in the winds that blew to the little city from the purple Aegean or from the mountains of Argolis; stirring the dust into spiral dances among the pale houses upon which Lycabettos looks down; shaking the tiny leaves of the tressy pepper trees near the

    In the Wilderness

  • 'It is a tressy species of moss or lichen,' he said to himself.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • The expression "tressy forehead" in the second line of the fourth stanza means a forehead half covered with falling, loose hair.

    Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn

  • Indoors nothing was to be heard save the droning of blue-bottle flies; out-of-doors the whetting of scythes and the hiss of tressy oat-ears rubbing together as their perpendicular stalks of amber-yellow fell heavily to each swath.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • In the swinging 1960’s, men adopted tressy hairdos and the old preconceptions about gender began to buckle like a cheaply made stiletto heel under the weight of a corpulent transvestite.

    Transmanhattan! Guys, Gals Whirl in Big Gender Blender

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