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adjective as in stringy


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The windpipe is composed of a series of cartilaginous or gristly rings connected together by softer tissues.

A certain gristly portion was given, by long custom, to the birds, and came to be known as "the raven's bone."

Tendons of veal are that part of the breast which lies near the ribs, and forms an opaque gristly substance.

Two notches, one circular and one triangular, had been cut from the gristly portion of the right ear of each deer.

Do you remember my little boy who said he was going to the angels, and he would get lots of gristly pork up there?

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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gristly, such as: fibrous, gangling, lank, lanky, muscular, and reedy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.