Origin of stringy
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Related Wordsfibrous, gangling, lanky, muscular, sinewy, spindly, tough, wiry, lank, spindling, threadlike, gristly, reedy, ropy
Examples from the Web for stringy
It's also true that--like many squashes and gourds--it needs to be stewed and pureed to get rid of its stringy texture.
A dense and stringy fruit, it needs the accompaniment of a lot of sugar and spices before it becomes particularly palatable.
That changed Feb. 4, when the stringy 6-foot-3, 23-year-old Knicks guard racked up 25 points against the New Jersey Nets.Jeremy Lin Means More Than Wins for the Knicks
February 17, 2012
Smith—sporting blue jeans, combat boots, a black blazer, and that signature mess of stringy brown hair—offers to show me around.Patti Smith's Private World
January 7, 2010
Their stringy muscles seemed founts of inexhaustible energy.White Fang
Wonderful, he thought, as the towel stretched and kneaded his stringy muscles.Cost of Living
A woman with stringy hair and an elocutionist's mouth, grew dramatic as he passed.Erik Dorn
Whalebone is very fibrous or stringy, and it splits very readily.Chatterbox, 1905.
It was tough and stringy and required a great deal of stewing.In Mesopotamia
- made of strings or resembling strings
- (of meat, etc) fibrous
- (of a person's build) wiry; sinewy
- (of liquids) forming in strings
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Word Origin and History for stringy
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