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Monday, September 23, 2013


\PAHY-lohs\ , adjective;
covered with hair, especially soft hair; furry.
And between the photos of her husband and her children is the picture of Katharine that Frederick loves most. Katharine, dressed in her pilose black fur coat in Boston, during that brief gap between her childhood and Frederick.
-- Stefan Block, The Storm at the Door, 2011
As she spoke they passed an oncoming car and its headlights lit her sprig of hair in glorious incandescence, transforming the confused tangle into a pilose emanation.
-- Tony Walters, Burden, 2003
Pilose is derived from the Latin word pilōsus meaning "shaggy."
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