- resembling or containing gristle; cartilaginous.
Origin of gristly
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Examples from the Web for gristly
Then separate the gristly part from the ribs in the line e, c; and help either from that or from the ribs, as may be chosen.
There you are, old chap, only got a hole in your gristly lip.Dick o' the Fens
George Manville Fenn
When the hides or skins are in the limed state, they are gristly and firm in texture.Leather
K. J. Adcock
He then drew the fish on shore, and went up and told his wife to dress it and pull out the gristly part and cook it immediately.
Cut off the gristly brisket, then separate it into sections.Carving and Serving
Mrs. D. A. Lincoln