(Wry), v. i.
1. To twist; to writhe; to bend or wind.
2. To deviate from the right way; to go away or astray; to turn side; to swerve.
This Phebus gan awayward for to wryen.Chaucer.
Must murder wives much better than themselves
For wrying but a little!
(Wry), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wried; p. pr. & vb. n. Wrying.] [OE. wrien. See Wry, a.] To twist; to
distort; to writhe; to wrest; to vex. Sir P. Sidney.
Guests by hundreds, not one caringR. Browning.
If the dear host's neck were wried.
(Wry"bill`) n. (Zoöl.) See Crookbill.
(Wry"mouth`) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of large, elongated, marine fishes of the
genus Cryptacanthodes, especially C. maculatus of the American coast. A whitish variety is called
(Wry"neck) n. (Med.)
1. A twisted or distorted neck; a deformity in which the neck is drawn to one side by a rigid contraction
of one of the muscles of the neck; torticollis.
2. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of Old World birds of the genus Jynx, allied to the woodpeckers; especially,
the common European species (J. torguilla); so called from its habit of turning the neck around in
different directions. Called also cuckoo's mate, snakebird, summer bird, tonguebird, and writheneck.
(Wry"necked`) a. Having a distorted neck; having the deformity called wryneck.
(Wry"ness), n. The quality or state of being wry, or distorted. W. Montagu.
(Wryth"en) obs. p. p. of Writhe. Writhen.
(Wul"fen*ite) n. [So named after F. X. Wulfen, an Australian mineralogist.] (Min.) Native
lead molybdate occurring in tetragonal crystals, usually tabular, and of a bright orange-yellow to red,
gray, or brown color; also called yellow lead ore.
(Wull) v. t. & i. See 2d Will.
Pour out to all that wull.Spenser.
(Wung"-out`) a. Having the sails set in the manner called wing-and-wing. [Sailors' slang]