What does the word wiry mean?

Usage examples for 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 by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. Each man's wiry little steed is doing its very best. – Belles and Ringers by Hawley Smart
  3. Kosmaroff rose to his feet and stretched himself- a long, lithe, wiry figure. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman