Pithy

Pith"y

(?), a. [Compar. Pithier (?); superl. Pithiest.] 1. Consisting wholly, or in part, of pith; abounding in pith; as, a pithy stem; a pithy fruit.
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2. Having nervous energy; forceful; cogent.
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This pithy speech prevailed, and all agreed.
Dryden.
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In all these Goodman Fact was very short, but pithy.
Addison.
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Pithy gall (Zol.), a large, rough, furrowed, oblong gall, formed on blackberry canes by a small gallfly (Diastrophus nebulosus).
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