At sixty-two, he was as wiry as any of his men, and twice as cagey.
His body was wiry and lean, his skin golden from sun.
The Natal horse is small, wiry, and has great powers of endurance.
The Cheviot is a hardy sheep with straight wool, of moderate length and very close-set, whilst wiry white hair covers the face and legs.
Ully's face was graver than Toby had seen it, and his wiry body was tense.
neck carrying a long, lean, clean head covered with white, hard, but not wiry hair, free from wool, long highset ears and a black muzzle; back broad and muscular, belly well covered with wool; legs clean, and a fleece of long white wavy wool, arranged in characteristic locks or pirls.
He was lean and wiry compared to Damian's bulky build.
Darkyn was lean and wiry, his youthful looks at odds with the ancient intelligence in his black eyes.
A little flock of these titmice came daily to pick a dinner out of my woodpile, or the crumbs at my door, with faint flitting lisping notes, like the tinkling of icicles in the grass, or else with sprightly day day day, or more rarely, in spring-like days, a wiry summery phe-be from the woodside.
The fibre is generally white, somewhat harsh and wiry, and especially adapted for mixing with wool.
" Rough Peruvian," the produce of one of the tree cottons, has a special use, as being rather harsh and wiry it is well adapted for mixing with wool.
The common or pariah dog is generally of sandy color; in Upper Egypt there is a breed of wiry rough-haired black dogs, noted for their fierceness.
Dusty eyed the wiry man coolly, and Damian chuckled.
Wiry and lean, Darian's golden gaze was identical to that of his brother, the White God.
Leyon was wiry and tall, his whip-like body unlike A'Ran's, who was far thicker.
The ordinary Mahrattas, who form the backbone of the nation, have plain features, an uncouth manner, short stature, a small but wiry frame.
The demon's wiry frame was armed, his black eyes steady and quiet power restrained.
There, before the colonists came, wide sweeps of dull green bracken or wiry yellow-green tussocks seemed bleak and monotonous enough.
The man gazing back at him was wiry and lean with angled features and swirling gold eyes.
His frame is shorter and more spare and wiry than that of his neighbour to the north, though generations have given to him too a bold and manly bearing.
wiry frame was swathed in a long dark cloak.
He loosened his shirt, exposing a wiry arm.
His eyes were black and empty, his frame small and wiry.
pouted lips, eyes almost almond in shape with a lean form like that of a wiry cat.
wiry grasses " .
wiry men wearing baseball caps emblazoned with the initials of a private security firm.
wiry figure waiting for his executive cases.
The slender rather wiry plant has light grey-green narrow leaves.
The branches are very wiry and slender with long slender dark green leaves.
General Physical Description The Wirehaired Vizsla a medium sized, solid colored, active dog with a harsh, wiry coat.
The only vegetation it supports is a covering of wiry grasses .
Instead there was a group of small wiry men wearing baseball caps emblazoned with the initials of a private security firm.
The Welsh Terrier coat is quite wiry and thick.
Pearl Berry (Margyricarpus) - Small wiry shrubs, natives of the mountains and cool parts of South America, the flowers not showy, but the berries pretty.
P. Larpentae is perfectly hardy, its wiry stems forming neat and full tufts, varying from 6 to 10 inches high, according to soil and position.
Sand Pink (Tunica) - T. saxifraga is a small plant with a profusion of wiry stems that bear numerous elegant little rosy flowers.
Shrubby Horsetail (Ephedra) - Curious greyish, wiry, trailing bushes of S.
Hair often becomes coarser, more wiry, and, possibly, less dense when it turns gray.
Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande are small but wiry wine regions.
Gemini children have a wiry, kinetic nature that keeps them moving constantly.
Ceanothus Rigidus - a sub-evergreen, or in sheltered places an evergreen, rarely exceeding 6 feet in height, the branches stiff and wiry; the flowers, in clusters on the sides of the young shoots, are deep purple, in April and May.
She twisted to stare at a large, wiry man with a whip-like body and a face that would scare Freddy Krueger standing in the middle of the apartment, her cat in one arm and the litter box in the other.
His wiry body was honed and ready to pounce, his golden eyes taking in the world around him with wary curiosity.
His face bears high cheekbones with pouted lips, eyes almost almond in shape with a lean form like that of a wiry cat.
I was so greatful I did cry and thanked wiry lad profusely as he ran away from hormonally challenged madwoman.
Nattie could n't tell who it was or even how old he was- his wiry frame was swathed in a long dark cloak.
Clutching both, tightly, in my eight year old hands, I shuffled shyly toward the wiry figure waiting for his executive cases.
Some dogs have thin, wiry tails while others may have thick, fluffy tails.
Trained around the pillars of a sunny verandah, or against a warm wall, the dark wiry stems extend freely, bearing narrow deep green leaves and small drooping bell-flowers of a clear blue, continued through a long season.
Brodiaea Congesta - s the stems long and wiry, the flowers in a dense umbel; purplish-blue in color, and very lasting.
One foot high, tufted, and spreading, the thin, wiry stems each carry two pairs of leaves on pedicels an inch long, and a terminal leaflet, all deeply notched.
Campanula Abietina - Forms close mats of leaves 2 inches high, and gives a delightful lot of open starry reddish-purple flowers in May, on wiry stems 9 inches high.
Greyish ovate, acutely pointed leaves, and horizontally disposed bells of violet-purple color on wiry stems, 6 inches high, mark it well.
Loiseleuria - A wiry little shrub, L. procumbens, growing close to the ground, the plants forming tufts with small reddish flowers in spring.
The kinds in cultivation are natives of New Zealand; the best known, M. complexa, is a very rapid grower, with long wiry and entangled branches, small leaves, and rather inconspicuous white waxy flowers.
The stems when mature are wiry, the leaves strap-shaped, with the blade extending a long distance down the stem, forming very conspicuous wings.
The midrib is prolonged into a stout wiry tendril, which holds on firmly to anything it once clasps.
The plant has thin wiry stems, and every part is covered with a cobweb-like tomentum.
The flowers, produced in pairs, and carried on wiry stems each 9 inches to a foot in height, are longer than in either of the parents, the pouch widening as it expands, becoming somewhat wedge-shaped.
Its tall and graceful flower-stems rise to a height of 5 or 6 feet, and wave in the wind, but, though slender, are so tough and wiry that they are never injured like the much stronger-looking stems of the Pampas Grass.
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