from The Century Dictionary.

  • Abounding in gorse; resembling gorse.

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  • adjective Where gorse grows.


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gorse +‎ -y


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  • But at last deep dreamless sleep came; her head, guarded by her bonnet, found a pillow against the gorsy wall, and the poor soul, driven to and fro between two equal terrors, found the one relief that was possible to it — the relief of unconsciousness.

    Adam Bede 2004

  • She reached the opposite gate, and felt her way along its rails and the rails of the sheep-fold, till her hand encountered the pricking of the gorsy wall.

    Adam Bede 2004

  • I did a sort of transdimensional fast spin and right there caught a glimpse of the prime suspect, Soulcatcher, kneeling over some array of sorcerous objects near a fire somewhere in the gorsy approaches to Charandaprash.

    She Is The Darkness Cook, Glen 1997

  • South of Shadowlight, which offered no resistance, the land rose and became gorsy, stony, and as wrinkled as my mother-in-law's face.

    She Is The Darkness Cook, Glen 1997

  • I find it difficult to believe that the life of the fields and gorsy hills and young plantations would be either better or worse if there were no such thing as gossamer.

    Gossamer 1915 George A. Birmingham 1907

  • They established the old ladies in a gorsy nook, built a fireplace of loose stones, and collected fuel, and laid the fire ready for the match, which Lady Elspeth was to apply whenever they waved to her.

    Pearl of Pearl Island John Oxenham 1896

  • How beautiful stretched the gorsy rolling country!

    The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes Israel Zangwill 1895

  • The trees grew more and more in groves, with heathy places in between, sandy, gorsy, and dotted with old yews.

    The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson 1872

  • How beautiful stretched the gorsy rolling country!

    Victorian Short Stories: Stories of Courtship Anthony Trollope 1848

  • At length, after various twistings and turnings in that deep and devious lane; after scaring one or two farmers, and riding over a brood or two of ducks; dipping into the verdant valley of West End, and ascending another hill, Turpin burst upon the gorsy, sandy, and beautiful heath of

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth 1843


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