The words of praise he gives his memory are like golden grains amid the chaffy verbiage with which he defends himself.
Perianth not glumaceous or chaffy; flowers not in dense heads.
You know my favourite superstition, which I set too high a value upon to have it torn from me by chaffy reasonings.
It went to my heart to oppose her in any wish; and also this kind of chaffy opposition might pain her.
The brown fruiting heads are conical, chaffy, stiff and wiry.
Joanna saw Ansdore looking at her through the chaffy haze of the August afternoon.
Simple ferns with stipes articulated to the creeping rootstocks, which are covered with brown, chaffy scales.
By the side of it a man was setting out on an eating-stand a half-eaten ham, chaffy rolls and pies yellow with age.
Two to more than four feet high, with stalks which are chaffy near the base.
One to more than two feet long, with chaffy stalks, having brown scales.