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hoary-headed

[hawr-ee-hed-id, hohr-] /ˈhɔr iˈhɛd ɪd, ˈhoʊr-/
adjective
1.
having the gray or white hair of advanced age.
Origin of hoary-headed
1590-1600
1590-1600
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  • The hoary-headed sage said that the Good Hunter could not be restored until his scalp was found.

    The Curious Book of Birds Abbie Farwell Brown
  • This was Calcraft, the hangman, hoary-headed and tottering and utterly past his work.

  • The tops of peaks, actually their newest feature, were hoary-headed to them.

    The Alps Martin Conway
  • It was opened by a hoary-headed servant, of a hale and cheerful aspect.

  • Sentinel peaks, capped with the eternal snows, stand like hoary-headed giants.

    The Sheep Eaters William Alonzo Allen
  • It was the hoary-headed pundit who made this charming observation.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • The poem was originally intended to end here, the introduction of "the hoary-headed swain" being a happy after-thought.

  • I asked of the hoary-headed son of Erin who tended the place and raked in the shekels.

  • And they beheld the hoary-headed man beside the pillar, in the ivory chair, carving chessmen.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest
  • And he went and seated himself on the other side of the hoary-headed man.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest

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