Gris"ly (?), a. [OE, grisly, grislich, AS. grislic, gryslic, fr. grsan to shudder; cf. OD. grijselick horrible, OHG. grisenl?ch, and also AS. gre?san to frighten, and E. gruesome.]
Frightful; horrible; dreadful; harsh; as, grisly locks; a grisly specter.
"Grisly to behold."
A man of grisly and stern gravity.
Robynson (More's Utopia).
Grisly bear. Zool. See under Grizzly.
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