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blistery

[blis-tuh-ree] /ˈblɪs tə ri/
adjective
1.
having blisters, as paint or glass.
Origin of blistery
1735-1745
First recorded in 1735-45; blister + -y1
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  • Once it had been a blistery red; that though was in the days of his apprenticeship to this trade.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • A "blistery" bottom that is a cod ground the year around, the best of the fishing occurring in the spring months.

  • It is a "blistery" ground, the presence of these growths on a rocky or gravelly bottom usually meaning good fishing.

  • It has 40 to 50 fathoms over a bottom of sharp rocks and mud—a "blistery" bottom.

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