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  • n. The state or condition of being brushy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of resembling a brush; brushlike condition; shagginess.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being brushy.


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brushy +‎ -ness


  • I was totally waiting for him to slip and tumble down a couple of stairs before falling to his wire-brushiness death.

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  • By this time, the roughness of Lievens's earlier work -- the brushiness of the old woman reading -- has disappeared, although he employs different touches for different motifs: delicate strokes for hair and flesh, for example, and impasto for the worn pages of much-handled books.

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  • His surfaces had something in common with the brushiness of the American painter Mark Rothko, who was a close friend, but Mr. Scott's were thicker and more actively worked.

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