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Spiky   Listen
adjective
Spiky  adj.  
1.
Like a spike; spikelike. "These spiky, vivid outbursts of metallic vapors."
2.
Having a sharp point, or sharp points; furnished or armed with spikes. "Or by the spiky harrow cleared away." "The spiky wheels through heaps of carnage tore."






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"Spiky" Quotes from Famous Books



... pride as her daughter appeared, watched the meeting between the two girls. Mary Ann's dress was very much overtrimmed, her hair was frizzed into a spiky bush across her forehead, and her somewhat freckled face was composed into an expression of serene self-complacency. She was the only girl in the village who was at a boarding-school; not even Hunter's Marjory, with all her airs, could boast this advantage, she thought; and Mary Ann ...
— Hunter's Marjory - A Story for Girls • Margaret Bruce Clarke

... a warrior laden With a big spiky knob Sit in peace on his cob, While a beautiful Saracen maiden Is whipped by a ...
— The Book of Humorous Verse • Various

... round, with never-wearied pain, The trampling steers beat out the unnumber'd grain: So the fierce coursers, as the chariot rolls, Tread down whole ranks, and crush out heroes' souls, Dash'd from their hoofs while o'er the dead they fly, Black, bloody drops the smoking chariot dye: The spiky wheels through heaps of carnage tore; And thick the groaning axles dropp'd with gore. High o'er the scene of death Achilles stood, All grim with dust, all horrible in blood: Yet still insatiate, still with rage on flame; Such is the lust of ...
— The Iliad of Homer • Homer

... the foot of his bed. Galors, strapped and bandaged till he looked like a mewed owl in a bush, turned his chalk face to her with inquiry shooting out of his eyes. He had grown a spiky black beard, from which he plucked hairs all day, ...
— The Forest Lovers • Maurice Hewlett

... to dive and swim beneath it, where his dreadful adversary could neither reach him nor detect him. What he did not take into account was the way the ice-cakes would grind and batter each other as soon as the tide was deep enough to float them. Now, submerged till his furry back and spiky tail were just even with the surface, his little, dark eyes glanced up with mingled defiance and appeal at the savage, yellow glare of the wide orbs staring down upon him. If only the water would come, he would be safe. For a moment his eyes turned ...
— The Watchers of the Trails - A Book of Animal Life • Charles G. D. Roberts

... Summer, with a matron grace, Retreats to Dryburgh's cooling shade, Yet oft, delighted, stops to trace The progress of the spiky blade. ...
— Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns • Robert Burns

... things they are! huge, hard, yellowish-brown stems, as thick as my arm, or thicker, extending and ramifying under the ground in masses that seem hardly justified or accounted for by the elegant, light, spiky fans of dusky green foliage with which they fill the under part of the woods here. They look very tropical and picturesque, but both in shape and colour suggest something metallic rather than vegetable, the bronze green hue and lance-like form of their foliage has an arid hard character ...
— Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation - 1838-1839 • Frances Anne Kemble

... heap of stones grew apace, up in the room above the gate; and another heap, a shiny spiky dangerous-looking heap, of ...
— Five Children and It • E. Nesbit



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