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Straggly   Listen

Spreading out in different directions.  Synonyms: rambling, sprawling, straggling.  "Straggling branches" , "Straggly hair"
Growing or spreading sparsely or irregularly.

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"Straggly" Quotes from Famous Books

... rushing river. The night lights were set at the distant bend below. The stars came peeping through a shifting filmy veil. The big trees on the levee and about the flanking towers began to whisper and complain and creak, and the rising wind sent long wisps of straggly cloud racing across the sky. The moon rose pallid and wan, hung for a while over the dense black mass of moss-grown cypress in the eastward swamp, then hid her face behind a heavy bank of clouds, as though reluctant to look upon the ...
— Waring's Peril • Charles King

... put your feet down easy," he whispered. How tall and dark he loomed in the fading light! Helen thrilled, as she had often of late, at the strange, potential force of the man. Stepping softly, without the least sound, Dale entered this straggly bit of woods, which appeared to have narrow byways and nooks. Then presently he came to the top of a well-wooded slope, dark as pitch, apparently. But as Helen followed she perceived the trees, and they were thin dwarf spruce, ...
— The Man of the Forest • Zane Grey

... trying to loosen the knot in the rope by which Toby was tied to a stake in the ground, and Sue was helping, when a shadow on the grass told the children that some one was walking toward them. They looked up quickly, to see a ragged gypsy man, with a straggly black moustache, scowling at them. In his hand ...
— Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony • Laura Lee Hope

Words linked to "Straggly" :   rambling, straggling, straggle, sprawling, distributed, untidy

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