birsy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

birse +‎ -y (having the quality of)

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Adjective[edit]

birsy (comparative birsier, superlative birsiest)

  1. (Scotland) bristling, bristly (of an animal such as a wolf or a bear).
    A big, birsy, gray wolf looked over its two fallen comrades, then all at once it lifted its gaze and looked John straight in the eyes, letting out a low guttural snarl.
    • 2000, William Soutar, Into a Room: Selected Poems of William Soutar [1]:
      Raw upon raw the birsy bere, Rax't up, sae routh and green.

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