The Collaborative International Dictionary
Needly \Nee"dly\, a.
Like a needle or needles; as, a needly horn; a needly beard.
--R. D. Blackmore.
Needly \Need"ly\, adv. [AS. n[=y]dlice. See Need.]
Necessarily; of necessity. [Obs.]
Etymology 1 adv. (context archaic English) zealously; carefully; earnestly. Etymology 2
adv. 1 (context archaic English) necessarily; of necessity. 2 (context archaic English) urgently. Etymology 3
a. (context informal English) Like a needle or needles.
Usage examples of "needly".
On the second day they passed through grass and farmlands, where charlocks and artichokes freely grew, and the needly junipers.
Giant mule-jacks stood like sleepy sentries under the needly groves of Spanish Bayonet.