Earth"y (?), a.

1.

Consisting of, or resembling, earth; terrene; earthlike; as, earthy matter.

How pale she looks, And of an earthy cold! Shak.

All over earthy, like a piece of earth. Tennyson.

2.

Of or pertaining to the earth or to, this world; earthly; terrestrial; carnal.

[R.] "Their earthy charge."

Milton.

The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy. 1 Cor. xv. 47, 48 (Rev. Ver. )

Earthy spirits black and envious are. Dryden.

3.

Gross; low; unrefined.

"Her earthy and abhorred commands."

Shak.

4. Min.

Without luster, or dull and roughish to the touch; as, an earthy fracture.

 

© Webster 1913.

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