Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling sandpaper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the abrasive texture of sandpaper

Etymologies

sandpaper +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “They have glue on one side and are kind of sandpapery on the other.”

    The Bird House

  • Inside, I am burning up, remembering in an ER-style giddy camera montage the blood I was always vomiting into toilets, the lies I told GPs, the DTs, which had me rocking on the lip of my bed, Arctic shivery as a flock of bluebirds swooped past my face, the dull, thorny throb of the intravenous drip in hospital as I lay in a sandpapery gown, finally convinced that it must stop.

    Daddy, what is 'drunk'?

  • Each character, from anarchist to policeman, resonates; they flash with moments of decency and bravery and then sinking back into ordinary life, complaining about the sandpapery quality of Chilean wine, the non-existence of good Chilean coffee, and the constant downpour of rain.

    Nina Sankovitch: The Shadow of What We Were by Luis Sepulveda

  • But Boycott was the star: sandpapery and cussed and not yet mad enough that he has stopped making sense.

    Cricket fails the cool test even with disco umpires and crick-babes

  • I smacked my lips, cringing at the dry, sandpapery sensation of my tongue scraping the roof of my mouth.

    And One Last Thing…

  • Having lost our founding member to some serious personal issues, we were now trying to make lemonade out of a lemon with a sandpapery five note range who I'd just hired against the other two Planets 'protests, frankly, because he looked a lot like my hero, Pete Townshend, and seemed like a nice (malleable) guy. 


    Binky Philips: I Audition for Sparks in London, 1974

  • I swallowed against my suddenly sandpapery throat.

    SCANDAL

  • Burnsy, Serious Kitten wanted me to tell you to be careful if you adopt Concerned Cat, as his tongue is extra sandpapery.

    COMMENTS OF THE WEEK

  • Burnsy, Serious Kitten wanted me to tell you to be careful if you adopt Concerned Disapproval Cat, as his tongue is extra sandpapery.

    COMMENTS OF THE WEEK

  • I licked my lips, which felt sandpapery and rubbery at the same time.

    Crescendo

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