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Every now and then the hard, wiry line slipped off the nippers and sawed across his smarting fingers or palms.

Jim Spurling, FishermanAlbert Walter Tolman

Besides he had had some chocolate; he was thin and wiry, and a monk, and mental anxieties were unknown to him.

The Memoires of Casanova, CompleteJacques Casanova de Seingalt

If you had been a puny, wiry, yellow baby, I wouldn't have stood godmother to you.

Adam BedeGeorge Eliot

She put the baby into his wiry old arms—a very right move of hers.

Little Novels of ItalyMaurice Henry Hewlett

Mrs Marks herself did not age; she was one of those hard, wiry women that are capable of looking forty for twenty years.

The wiry hairs of the Chief Medical Officer's red moustache bristled like a cat's.

The Dop DoctorClotilde Inez Mary Graves

The angler, a tall thin man of sixty, with a keen grave face and wiry gray hair, regarded the Parson steadfastly.

PerlycrossR. D. Blackmore

These people usually have square, stocky bodies, strong and wiry, and are tenacious of life.

How to Read Human NatureWilliam Walker Atkinson

He was a small, bearded, wiry man of forty-four or five, who gave you a curious impression of ferocity and mildness mingled.

Mushroom TownOliver Onions

For the farmer reached out a ham-like hand and seized the wiry Lycurgus by the shoulder, and shook him.

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