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Friday, September 19, 2014

pilar

\PAHY-ler\ , adjective;
1.
of, pertaining to, or covered with hair.
Quotes:
Their bodies are remarkably smooth, and devoid of pilar hair…
-- James Cowles Prichard, Researches Into the Physical History of Mankind, 1826
Most of the men, and almost all the women, remove the eyelashes, and pilar hair rarely appears to grow.
-- Sir Richard Francis Burton, The Lake Regions of Central Africa, 1860
Origin:
Pilar came to English in the mid-1800s from the New Latin pilāris meaning "of hair."
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