At sixty-two, he was as wiry as any of his men, and twice as cagey.
His body was wiry and lean, his skin golden from sun.
The Natal horse is small, wiry, and has great powers of endurance.
The Cheviot is a hardy sheep with straight wool, of moderate length and very close-set, whilst wiry white hair covers the face and legs.
neck carrying a long, lean, clean head covered with white, hard, but not wiry hair, free from wool, long highset ears and a black muzzle; back broad and muscular, belly well covered with wool; legs clean, and a fleece of long white wavy wool, arranged in characteristic locks or pirls.