Definition of Birsy

1. bristly [adj BIRSIER, BIRSIEST] - See also: bristly



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Birsy

birretta
birrettas
birring
birrotch
birrs
birrus
birruses
birse
birses
birsier
birsiest
birsle
birsled
birsles
birsling
birsy (current term)
birt
birth
birth-control campaigner
birth-control reformer
birth amputation
birth certificate
birth certificates
birth chair
birth control
birth control device
birth control pill

Literary usage of Birsy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Traditions of the Covenanters; or, Gleanings among the mountains by Robert Simpson (1846)
"From the trade which he followed, he received the nickname of birsy, ... birsy was not the most respected man in the world, as the notices already given of ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1880)
"Binner, v. to go very quickly. Birl, v. to twirl round; to go rapidly, as a vehicle; to run fast. Birse. sb. bristles. birsy, adv. bristly. ..."

3. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"... The bearded buck clamb up the brae With birsy bairs and brocks ; Some feeding, some dreading The hunter'» subtle snares, With skipping and tripping, ..."

4. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Carruthers (1849)
"... The bearded buck clamb up the brae With birsy bairs and brocks ; Some feeding, some dreading The hunter's subtle snares, With skipping and tripping, ..."

5. Traditions of the Covenanters; or, Gleanings among the mountains by Robert Simpson (1846)
"From the trade which he followed, he received the nickname of birsy, ... birsy was not the most respected man in the world, as the notices already given of ..."

6. Publications by English Dialect Society (1880)
"Binner, v. to go very quickly. Birl, v. to twirl round; to go rapidly, as a vehicle; to run fast. Birse. sb. bristles. birsy, adv. bristly. ..."

7. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"... The bearded buck clamb up the brae With birsy bairs and brocks ; Some feeding, some dreading The hunter'» subtle snares, With skipping and tripping, ..."

8. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Carruthers (1849)
"... The bearded buck clamb up the brae With birsy bairs and brocks ; Some feeding, some dreading The hunter's subtle snares, With skipping and tripping, ..."

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