Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being wiry.
- n. The state of being wiry
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being wiry.
- n. the property of being lean and tough and sinewy
“His face had rounded out in an attractive way, and his build had grown stocky, shedding his adolescent lean-muscled wiriness.”
“He was slender and lacked the overt muscular toughness displayed by Ustal or even the wiriness of some armsmen.”
“He could feel the wiriness of her pubic hair against his face, could feel the soft flesh of her sex against his mouth, could smell the muskiness of her arousal in his nose, and he began licking her, his tongue working between her vaginal lips and into her ready opening.”
“The hand I held was much larger than Frank's, and my fingers brushed the wiriness of coarse hairs on the wrist.”
“He kept old sailor skills, such as carrying loads carefully, and while his body wasn't that of any Hercules, its wiriness had never flagged.”
“Otherwise, his inborn wiriness can feed upon itself until it is uncontrollable.”
“The door closed upon their elasticity but the basic wiriness of hundreds of them clogged the door at the end.”
“He bent his back against the pressure of that wiriness and managed to turn the wheel that locked the door in place.”
“If only he could hit that dancing, jumping ball with a fifth of the skill that O'Hara was displaying, his wiriness and pluck might see him through.”
“The man was slight of stature, but every nervous gesture bespoke wiriness.”
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