Wir"y (?), a. [Written also wiery.]

1.

Made of wire; like wire; drawn out like wire.

2.

Capable of endurance; tough; sinewy; as, a wiry frame or constitution.

"A little wiry sergeant of meek demeanor and strong sense."

Dickens.

He bore his age well, and seemed to retain a wiry vigor and alertness. Hawthorne.

 

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