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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

snood

\snood\ , noun;
1.
a netlike hat or part of a hat or fabric that holds or covers the back of a woman's hair.
2.
a headband for the hair.
3.
the distinctive headband formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland and northern England.
4.
the pendulous skin over the beak of a turkey.
verb:
1.
to bind or confine (the hair) with a snood.
Quotes:
Her hair was up and held with a gauzy snood that flashed like diamonds beneath the gallery's downlighters.
-- Stephen King, Duma Key: A Novel, 2008
Take your snood off and relax. Well put your stuff down anyway. Relax, chin, do something and re—y'know just enjoy yourself…
-- Andy Warhol, a, A Novel, 1968
Origin:
Snood comes from the Old English term snod meaning "ribbon for the hair."
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