Crossword clues for spiky
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Spiky \Spik"y\, a.
Like a spike; spikelike.
These spiky, vivid outbursts of metallic vapors.
--C. A. Young.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1720, from spike (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Spikiness.
a. Having spikes, spiny.
Usage examples of "spiky".
There were spiky trees with gnarled branches and clumps of needlelike leaves, like bristlecone pines.
Then they noticed that the ground was becoming firmer as it sloped gently upward, and that the spiky swamp grass was giving way to the coarse marram grass that grew on sandy soil.
This time it is more intensely recursive than most, and I see it in my mind as stacks of fractal growth, forming a spiky sphere.
A revolting sansevieria plant occupied the sill with its stiff spiky clump.
It shifted its contours, shrank, and became a spiky sort of scalene pyramid, deep-purple in hue.
It shifted its contours, shrank, and became a spiky sort of scalene pyramid, deep purple in hue.
The spotlight beam flickered palely over the low scrubby bushes and outlined the flat spiky plates of the prickly pears, but in the shifting uneven shadows that they threw, I reckoned I must be just another clump.
Fortunately, it had no spiky speleothems hanging from its low ceiling.
The soft spines which covered the body of the ancestral star-fish often developed into a kind of spiky fur.
Angelique raised a teary gaze to Brett, like twin pansies with crystal drops clinging to spiky lashes.
A sudden light from the Avery bedroom projects a long yellow trapezoid over the spiky grass.
She was certainly no beauty, but Adele had seen her spiky drive make an impression in gatherings of other women who were better looking in a merely physical sense.
Stealthily, Brooks unlatched the door handle and he and Rollins executed paratrooper drops onto the spiky grass.
His hair had grown into a wild tangle and his beard was spiky with frost, but Charlton knew at once who it was.
It was only when he glanced down and saw wet, spiky lashes and the tears on the curves of her cheeks that he knew otherwise.