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adj. gris·tli·er, gris·tli·est
1. Composed of or containing gristle.
2. Resembling gristle.

gris′tli·ness n.
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(ˈgrɪs li)

adj. -tli•er, -tli•est.
resembling or containing gristle; cartilaginous.
gris′tli•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gristly - difficult to chew
tough - resistant to cutting or chewing
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[ˈgrɪslɪ] ADJcartilaginoso, ternilloso
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adj (+er)knorpelig
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[ˈgrɪslɪ] adj (meat) → tutto/a nervi
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(ˈgrisl) noun
a tough, rubbery substance found in meat. There's too much gristle in this steak.
ˈgristly adjective
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References in classic literature ?
There was a chunk of meat among other things, a gristly piece, seeing which Mr.
The birds then collected at a short distance, yet to near that their naked necks, entirely bare of feathers, could be plainly seen, as they stretched them out with the effort of their cries, while their gristly crests, garnished with a comb and gills of deep violet, stood erect with rage.
The door of the jail being flung open from within there appeared, in the first place, like a black shadow emerging into sunshine, the grim and gristly presence of the town-beadle, with a sword by his side, and his staff of office in his hand.
The traveller was an old man with a grey gristly beard two inches long, a shaggy moustache of the same hue, and enormous eyebrows; which almost obscured his lazy, semi-drunken glance, as he stood regarding us with folded arms: poising himself alternately upon his toes and heels.
If that wasn't bad enough, the meat was gristly and tasteless, and the food didn't arrive until a good hour after it was ordered during a lunchtime which was hardly busy.
He cut out some gristly cartilage and fractured the bone.
The fly as often as not is then usually pulled into the scissors embedding itself in the gristly bit, which provides the best hookhold.
Wearing a glove the fingers should be put inside a gill cover until you reach the gristly jaw bone where there are no teeth.
If you put your fingers gently inside a gill, until you reach the gristly jawbone where there are no teeth, the pike will be obliging and open its mouth wide so you can take the hooks out with a pair of artery forceps.
What is more, the brief shot of his arm being firmly manipulated back into place was accompanied by the kind of gristly, grinding noise that recalled my Uncle Iestyn demolishing a bucket of chicken wings after a night down the pub.