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spiry1

[spahyuh r-ee] /ˈspaɪər i/
adjective
1.
having the form of a spire, slender shoot, or tapering pointed body; tapering up to a point like a spire.
2.
abounding in spires or steeples.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; spire1 + -y1

spiry2

[spahy-ree] /ˈspaɪ ri/
adjective
1.
spiral; coiled; coiling; helical.
Origin
1670-80; spire2 + -y1
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spiry

/ˈspaɪərɪ/
adjective
1.
(poetic) of spiral form; helical
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