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synonyms for gristly

  • fibrous
  • gangling
  • lank
  • lanky
  • muscular
  • reedy
  • ropy
  • sinewy
  • spindling
  • spindly
  • threadlike
  • tough
  • wiry
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How to use gristly in a sentence

The windpipe is composed of a series of cartilaginous or gristly rings connected together by softer tissues.
VOICE PRODUCTION IN SINGING AND SPEAKINGWESLEY MILLS
A certain gristly portion was given, by long custom, to the birds, and came to be known as "the raven's bone."
LADY OF THE LAKESIR WALTER SCOTT
Tendons of veal are that part of the breast which lies near the ribs, and forms an opaque gristly substance.
THE COOK'S DECAMERON: A STUDY IN TASTE:MRS. W. G. WATERS
Two notches, one circular and one triangular, had been cut from the gristly portion of the right ear of each deer.
THE PURPLE FLAMEROY J. SNELL
Do you remember my little boy who said he was going to the angels, and he would get lots of gristly pork up there?
THE CHRISTIANHALL CAINE
It was a man, a large brown man who with a busy ax hacked the gristly limbs from the feke as fast as they wrapped around him.
THE SIN OF MONSIEUR PETTIPONRICHARD CONNELL
Boil a chicken, in as little water as possible, till the bones slip out and the gristly portions are soft.
THE COOKERY BLUE BOOKSOCIETY FOR CHRISTIAN WORK OF THE FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
It can easily be dissected out in the lamprey—a long gristly rod.
THE OUTLINE OF SCIENCE, VOL. 1 (OF 4)J. ARTHUR THOMSON
This is surrounded by a sheath of connective tissue, at first merely membranous, later becoming cartilaginous or gristly.
THE WHENCE AND THE WHITHER OF MANJOHN MASON TYLER
Its a lot of dirty water And some little dabs of spuds, And dubious hunks of gristly meat And divers other duds.
TRENCH BALLADS AND OTHER VERSESERWIN CLARKSON GARRETT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GRISTLY

  • fibrous
  • gangling
  • gristly
  • lank
  • lanky
  • muscular
  • reedy
  • ropy
  • sinewy
  • spindling
  • spindly
  • threadlike
  • tough
  • wiry
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.