Burly

Definition of Burly

Bur´ly   Pronunciation: bûr´lŷ
a.1.Having a large, strong, or gross body; stout; lusty; - now used chiefly of human beings, but formerly of animals, in the sense of stately or beautiful, and of inanimate things that were huge and bulky.
In his latter days, with overliberal diet, [he was] somewhat corpulent and burly.
- Sir T. More.
Burly and big, and studious of his ease.
- Cowper.
2.Coarse and rough; boisterous.
It was the orator's own burly way of nonsense.
- Cowley.

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