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[hwahyt-haird, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˈhɛərd, ˈwaɪt-/
having white, hair.
white-headed (def 3).
Origin of white-haired
1350-1400; Middle English; see white, hair, -ed3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There was some reason mingled with this white-haired old peasant's profanity.

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
  • Santa Maria of the Toledo, the white-haired protectress of the strangers!

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • Ere he raised it the white-haired man had sprung upon him like a tiger, and seized his throat in his brawny hands.

  • It was a glance which only the white-haired man could have understood.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • The girls looked up to see a white-haired, pleasant-faced old man of about seventy years standing in the garden.

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