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maze +‎ -y

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mazy (comparative mazier, superlative maziest)

  1. Mazelike; like a maze.
    Synonym: labyrinthine
  2. Not straight; zigzagging.
    • 1797, S[amuel] T[aylor] Coleridge, “Kubla Khan: Or A Vision in a Dream”, in Christabel: Kubla Khan, a Vision: The Pains of Sleep, London: Printed for John Murray, [], by William Bulmer and Co. [], published 1816, OCLC 1380031, page 57:
      Five miles meandering with a mazy motion, / Through wood and dale the sacred river ran, / Then reached the caverns measureless to man, / And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean: [...]
    • 1851 November 14, Herman Melville, “Loomings”, in Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, OCLC 57395299, page 3:
      Deep into distant woodlands winds a mazy way, reaching to overlapping spurs of mountains bathed in their hill-side blue.
    • 2011 September 18, Ben Dirs, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41 – 10 Georgia”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      England's superior conditioning began to show in the final quarter and as the game began to break up, their three-quarters began to stamp their authority on the game. And when Foden went on a mazy run from inside his own 22 and put Ashton in for a long-range try, any threat of an upset was when and truly snuffed out.
  3. Confused.
    • 1836, Joanna Baillie, Romiero, Act 2
      'I am a fool—a purblind, mazy fool,
      And do not know my right hand from my left.'