Beamy



emitting beams of or as of light; radiant.
broad in the beam, as a ship.
Zoology. having antlers, as a stag.
Historical Examples

The winter is over and gone; spring has followed with beamy and shadowy, with flowery and showery flight.
Shirley Charlotte Bront

He broke Clessammor’s beamy spear in twain; he seized his shining sword.
The World’s Greatest Books — Volume 17 — Poetry and Drama Various

Fleet was his foot on the bracken: Patrick of the beamy brow.
Ulysses James Joyce

She was partly decked at the bows like a Ballantrae herring-skiff, beamy and commodious.
The Shoes of Fortune Neil Munro

Yonder are some but budding, as if yet the frost lay on the honey-dew that protects the beamy germs.
Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2 John Wilson

The rowers seemed to be perspiringly aware that the boat was vast and beamy.
The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns Arnold Bennett

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