wiry

Part of speech: noun

Wiriness.

Part of speech: adjective

Thin, but tough and sinewy.

Part of speech: adjective

Like wire; stiff.

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Usage examples "wiry":

  1. At last we had to halt to rest the weary cattle, though we could find no water, and without it they showed no inclination to crop the hard, wiry grass. - "With Axe and Rifle", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. Each man's wiry little steed is doing its very best. - "Belles and Ringers", Hawley Smart.
  3. Kosmaroff rose to his feet and stretched himself- a long, lithe, wiry figure. - "The Vultures", Henry Seton Merriman.