Definition of Grooly
1. gruesome [adj GROOLIER, GROOLIEST] - See also: gruesome
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Literary usage of Grooly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Secrets of the Prison-house: Or, Gaol Studies and Sketches by Arthur Griffiths (1894)
"Presently grooly was brought in from the hospital hulk, ... grooly was a round-faced, chubby-looking man, who seemed to thrive on prison fare, ..."
2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1870)
"... and grooly will have it. Wish they 'd answer telegrams) and try him. For Beginners.—I am fat (gross). You are poor. We are fat and poor. ..."
3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1884)
"Various opinions had been given as to the situation and prospects of Lieut. grooly. Garlington, in his report, had said: I am of the opinion that if Lieut. ..."
4. Lean's Collectanea by Vincent Stuckey Lean, Julia Lucy Woodward (1902)
"Then I 'll thatch Groby [or grooly] pool with pancakes.—FW This is what A announces that he will do in case B succeeds in doing what A's superior judgment ..."
5. A Complete System of Pleading: Comprehending the Most Approved Precedents by John Wentworth, George Townesend, James Cornwall (1797)
"... and this they pray may be enquired of by the country, and faid defendant doth the like, wherefore, &c. grooly. Jbar fay, that they, ..."