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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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Apart from dry seed yield and its attributing traits there was a significance difference between accessions for traits like leaf hairiness, pod and seed coat thickness.
He was proud of it and utterly comfortable in his hairiness.
Hairiness made sense for an early hominid species that lived in forests, had infants that could hang on to mothers with grasping toes, and, despite walking upright, couldn't go anywhere fast in tireless pursuit of anything, says anthropologist and Ardi researcher Owen Lovejoy of Kent State University in Ohio.
You can feel that hairiness with your tongue," says Ledbetter.
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Like soft forceps, this expanded stretch of narrow skin pulls the ends back to lay exposed areas of hairiness.