Siberian, Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, algid, aphoristic, aposiopestic, arctic, axiomatic, below zero, biting, bitter, bitterly cold, bleak, boreal, bracing, breakable, brief, brisk, brittle, brittle as glass, brumal, brusque, cheering, chip, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear as day, clear-cut, clipped, close, coherent, coil, cold, cold as charity, cold as death, cold as ice, cold as marble, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, connected, consistent, contracted, cordial, crackable, crease, crimp, crinkly, crisped, crispy, crumbly, crump, crushable, crystal-clear, crystalline, curl, curled, curly, curt, cut, cutting, defined, definite, delicate, direct, distinct, docked, dog-ear, double, double over, elliptic, energizing, enfold, epigrammatic, exhilarating, explicit, express, fissile, flimsy, flounce, flute, fold, fold over, formulaic, formulistic, fracturable, fragile, frail, frangible, freezing, freezing cold, fresh, friable, frigid, frill, frizzed, frizzly, frizzy, gather, gelid, glacial, gnomic, hibernal, hiemal, hyperborean, ice-cold, ice-encrusted, icelike, icy, inclement, infold, ingoing, interfold, invigorating, keen, kink, kinked, kinky, lacerable, laconic, lap over, limpid, loud and clear, lucid, luminous, nipping, nippy, numbing, pellucid, penetrating, perspicuous, piercing, pinching, pithy, plain, plait, plat, platitudinous, pleat, plicate, ply, pointed, proverbial, provoking, pruned, pulverizable, pulverulent, pungent, quill, raw, refreshful, refreshing, regaling, reserved, rigorous, rousing, ruff, ruffle, scissile, sententious, severe, sharp, shatterable, shattery, shivery, short, short and sweet, shortened, simple, sleety, slushy, snappy, splintery, stimulating, stone-cold, straightforward, subzero, succinct, summary, supercooled, synopsized, taciturn, terse, tight, to the point, tonic, translucent, transparent, transpicuous, trenchant, triturable, truncated, tuck, turn over, twill, unambiguous, unconfused, unequivocal, univocal, unmistakable, vulnerable, well-defined, winterbound, winterlike, wintery, wintry, zestful, zesty
conciseness, brevity, the soul of wit, laconism, Tacitus, ellipsis, syncope, abridgment, compression, epitome, monostich, brunch word, portmanteau word, concise, brief, short, terse, close, to the point, exact, neat, compact, compressed, condensed, pointed, laconic, curt, pithy, trenchant, summary, pregnant, compendious, succinct, elliptical, epigrammatic, quaint, crisp, sententious, concisely, briefly, summarily, in brief, in short, in a word, in a few words, for shortness sake, to come to the point, to make a long story short, to cut the matter short, to be brief, it comes to this, the long and the short of it is, brevis esse laboro obscurus fio.
be convoluted, wind, twine, turn and twist, twirl, wave, undulate, meander, inosculate, entwine, intwine, twist, coil, roll, wrinkle, curl, crisp, twill, frizzle, crimp, crape, indent, scollop, scallop, wring, intort, contort, wreathe.
be rough, go against the grain, render-rough, roughen, ruffle, crisp, crumple, corrugate, set on edge, stroke the wrong way, rumple.
roughness, tooth, grain, texture, ripple, asperity, rugosity, salebrosity, corrugation, nodosity, arborescence, pilosity, brush, hair, beard, shag, mane, whisker, moustache, imperial, tress, lock, curl, ringlet, fimbriae, pili, cilia, villi, lovelock, beaucatcher, curl paper, goatee, papillote, scalp lock, plumage, plumosity, plume, panache, crest, feather, tuft, fringe, toupee, wool, velvet, plush, nap, pile, floss, fur, down, byssus, moss, bur, fluff, knot (convolution), rough, uneven, scabrous, scaly, knotted, rugged, rugose, rugous, knurly, asperous, crisp, salebrous, gnarled, unpolished, unsmooth, roughhewn, craggy, cragged, crankling, scraggy, prickly, arborescent, leafy, well-wooded, feathery, plumose, plumigerous, laciniate, laciniform, laciniose, pappose, pileous, pilose, trichogenous, trichoid, tufted, fimbriated, hairy, ciliated, filamentous, hirsute, crinose, crinite, bushy, hispid, villous, pappous, bearded, pilous, shaggy, shagged, fringed, befringed, setous, setose, setaceous, like quills upon the fretful porcupine, rough as a nutmeg grater, rough as a bear, downy, velvety, flocculent, woolly, lanate, lanated, lanuginous, lanuginose, tomentose, fluffy, against the grain, cabello luengo y corto el seso.
brittleness, fragility, friability, frangibility, fissibility, house of cards, house of glass, brittle, brash, breakable, weak, frangible, fragile, frail, gimcrack, shivery, fissile, splitting, lacerable, splintery, crisp, crimp, short, brittle as glass.