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Bunchy   Listen
adjective
Bunchy  adj.  
1.
Swelling out in bunches. "An unshapen, bunchy spear, with bark unpiled."
2.
Growing in bunches, or resembling a bunch; having tufts; as, the bird's bunchy tail.
3.
(Mining) Yielding irregularly; sometimes rich, sometimes poor; as, a bunchy mine.






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"Bunchy" Quotes from Famous Books



... we quite came to them; great bunchy black humps of night; but they seemed to kneel like docile elephants as we drew near, to let Apollo mount upon their backs. We passed lovely old cottages, which in the strange white light of our Bleriots looked flat, as stage scenery, against that wide-stretched "back-cloth" of inky velvet. ...
— Set in Silver • Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson

... calf considerably in advance, to defend the house from violation. Toward the curricle they directed what should have been a bow, but was a nod. Their joint attention was then given to the donkey-cart, in which old Tom Cogglesby sat alone, bunchy in figure, bunched in face, his shrewd grey eyes twinkling under the bush ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... she began to walk, that she was bare-legged and bunchy about the skirts like the other girls, and that her head was covered with a sun-hat like theirs, a tanned Panama straw, light as a feather, and shading her eyes from the glare of sea and sand. The sun was very hot and the sand was warm ...
— The Happy Adventurers • Lydia Miller Middleton

... belongs to the Folks family, but, bless us, his rig! Imagine, if you can, a black object, with a great bunchy machine of a head, and for the rest, a mass of fixtures, such as would puzzle a far more stupid creature than a Dolphin ...
— Lord Dolphin • Harriet A. Cheever

... He's growing generous in his old age. D'you like all that frilly, bunchy stuff at ...
— The Works of Rudyard Kipling One Volume Edition • Rudyard Kipling

... volunteering a suggestion now and then. She succeeded pretty well. Larry praised her efforts; he was prouder than ever of his sister,—although, as he remarked, "the corners would look a little bunchy, and the cloth was put on just a teenty ...
— Apples, Ripe and Rosy, Sir • Mary Catherine Crowley

... the sunshine seemed to reveal more petty defects in this semi-tropical landscape than he could have divined the night before under the unblemished magic of the stars. For the grass was not real grass, but only that sparse, bunchy, sun-crisped substitute from Bermuda; here and there wind-battered palmetto fronds hung burnt and bronzed; and the vast hotel, which through the darkness he had seen piled up above the trees in cliff-like beauty against the stars, was actually remarkable only for its ...
— The Firing Line • Robert W. Chambers

... stretched or coiled as he had first put himself. They were not untrustworthy to look at, it seemed to me—except Trampas. You would have said the rest of that young humanity was average rough male blood, merely needing to be told the proper things at the right time; and one big bunchy stocking of the enthusiast stuck out of his blanket, solemn and innocent, and I laughed at it. There was a light sound by the door, and I found the Virginian's eye on me. Finding who it was, he nodded ...
— The Virginian - A Horseman Of The Plains • Owen Wister

... the feet but very bunchy at the top—doesn't that sound delightful? I am making a white taffeta for Fanny that has five or six yards of perfectly good material puffed out in the most ridiculous way at the back over a ...
— Life and Gabriella - The Story of a Woman's Courage • Ellen Glasgow

... the pink, crumpled features of the scrap of humanity nestled amid the bunchy whiteness in his arms, sought his sister's face. It was a thin, hard face, sharply cut like carved ivory; the eyes a light, cold blue, ablaze with hostility; the pale obstinate lips, usually folded so impassively one above the other, ...
— The Lamp of Fate • Margaret Pedler

... bristle up, start up, cock up, shoot up; swell over, hang over, bend over; beetle. render prominent &c adj.; raise 307; emboss, chase. [become convex] belly out. Adj. convex, prominent, protuberant, projecting &c v.; bossed, embossed, bossy, nodular, bunchy; clavate, clavated^, claviform; hummocky^, moutonne^, mammiliform^; papulous^, papilose^; hemispheric, bulbous; bowed, arched; bold; bellied; tuberous, tuberculous; tumous^; cornute^, odontoid^; ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... length of muscles that counts for more than mere bunchy thickness. Juarez was crafty enough not to spend all of his strength in the first fifteen minutes of work. He liked this, fighting the sea and standing on his feet he was able to put the whole leverage of his body into ...
— Frontier Boys on the Coast - or in the Pirate's Power • Capt. Wyn Roosevelt

... said, "I've done all the things you told me to do; and I watered the palms, and I've poked around that bunchy rosebush, but I'm 'most sure it's going to die; and now, if you please, when can I be let to fix up ...
— Patty at Home • Carolyn Wells

... frond redolent of grease and ruddled with ochre, thrust through the waist belt; while new and stiff the upper half stands bolt upright and depends only when old. It suggests the "Enduap" (rondache) of ostrich-plumes worn by the Tupi-Guarani barbarians of the Brazil, the bunchy caudal appendages which made the missionaries compare them with pigeons. The fore part of the body is here decked with a similar fan, the outspread portion worn the wrong way, like that behind. The ornaments ...
— Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 1 • Richard F. Burton

... plant resemble? I ain't no sharp on loco, but the brand I encounters is green, bunchy, stiff, an' stands taller than the grass about it. An' it ain't allers thar when looked for, loco ain't. It's one of these yere migratory weeds; you'll see it growin' about the range mebby one or two seasons, an' then it sort ...
— Wolfville Days • Alfred Henry Lewis



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