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Definition of Spikiness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Spikiness
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1. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1869)
"... at the windows, reminding yon, in their startling spikiness, of the hun- dred-bladed penknives with which the Jew boys used to make such terrific lunges ..."
2. The Art of Wood-engraving in Italy in the Fifteenth Century by Friedrich Lippmann (1888)
"... in the rounding of the edges, and the avoidance of the spikiness and angularity which marked French and Burgundian calligraphy in the fifteenth century. ..."
3. Hortus Inclusus: Messages from the Wood to the Garden, Sent in Happy Days to by John Ruskin (1902)
"And last night the sky was all a spangle and delicate glitter of stars, the glare of them and spikiness softened off by a young darling of a moon. ..."
4. Fraser's Magazine (1874)
"... removalof the mean west towers and St. Margaret's, and the raising of a grave, not lofty, central tower, would not increase but lessen the spikiness. ..."