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baldpate

[bawld-peyt] /ˈbɔldˌpeɪt/
noun
1.
baldhead (def 1).
2.
the American widgeon, Anas americana, having a gray head with a white crown.
Origin of baldpate
1570-1580
1570-80; bald + pate
Related forms
baldpated, adjective
baldpatedness, noun
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  • The baldpate is said to visit the rice fields of the south during the winter in considerable numbers.

  • Yes, I'm going to spend the next few months at baldpate Inn.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • I sort of feel, you know—that this is in the air at baldpate, even in the winter time.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • baldpate Inn did not stand tiptoe on the misty mountain-top.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • On tiptoe the amateur hermits of baldpate descended to the hotel office.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • I happened to have a friend involved in the management of baldpate Inn.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • Three lone men, knowing nothing of one another, we have sought the solitude of baldpate Inn at almost the same moment.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • That is why you see me on baldpate Mountain this chill December morning.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • Melodrama—the thing he had come to baldpate Inn to forget forever—raged through that home of solitude.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • Poor devil—to have had his dream of service—and then grow old on baldpate.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
British Dictionary definitions for baldpate

baldpate

/ˈbɔːldˌpeɪt/
noun
1.
a person with a bald head
2.
the American wigeon See wigeon (sense 2)
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