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hairy

(1)
Annoyingly complicated. "DWIM is incredibly hairy."

hairy

(2)
Incomprehensible. "DWIM is incredibly hairy."

hairy

(3)
Of people, high-powered, authoritative, rare, expert, and/or incomprehensible. Hard to explain except in context: "He knows this hairy lawyer who says there's nothing to worry about." See also hirsute.

The adjective "long-haired" is well-attested to have been in slang use among scientists and engineers during the early 1950s; it was equivalent to modern "hairy" and was very likely ancestral to the hackish use. In fact the noun "long-hair" was at the time used to describe a hairy person. Both senses probably passed out of use when long hair was adopted as a signature trait by the 1960s counterculture, leaving hackish "hairy" as a sort of stunted mutant relic.

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In Figure 1, different types of fibers in hairiness environment between radius r1 and r2 can be seen.
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But when it comes to hairiness then I firmly believe action should be taken - even if it means reaching for the garden shears
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But hairiness is a genetic lottery, depending on race, family and luck.
16) Popular journals and advice manuals designed for women, growing in readership and influence, seized on deepening cultural interest in personal appearance, and began to speculate on possible causes of unwanted hairiness in women.
With respect to skin, there are sections on hairiness and hypertrichosis, baldness and testosterone, piebaldism, albinism, skin colour, red hair (and the polymorphisms of the melanocyte-stimulating hormone receptor, MC1R, which cause red hair), and finally supernumerary breasts.
2, in which the hairiness of the yarns is also presented.