Thursday, December 18, 2008

Word Thursday

Hair

–noun
1. any of the numerous fine, usually cylindrical, keratinous filaments growing from the skin of humans and animals; a pilus.
2. an aggregate of such filaments, as that covering the human head or forming the coat of most mammals.
3. a similar fine, filamentous outgrowth from the body of insects, spiders, etc.
4. Botany. a filamentous outgrowth of the epidermis.
5. cloth made of hair from animals, as camel and alpaca.
6. a very small amount, degree, measure, magnitude, etc.; a fraction, as of time or space: He lost the race by a hair.
—Idioms
7. get in someone's hair, Slang. to annoy or bother someone: Their snobbishness gets in my hair.
8. hair of the dog, Informal. a drink of liquor, supposed to relieve a hangover: Even a hair of the dog didn't help his aching head. Also, hair of the dog that bit one.
9. let one's hair down, Informal.
a. to relax; behave informally: He finally let his hair down and actually cracked a joke.
b. to speak candidly or frankly; remove or reduce restraints: He let his hair down and told them about his anxieties.
10. make one's hair stand on end, to strike or fill with horror; terrify: The tales of the jungle made our hair stand on end.
11. split hairs, to make unnecessarily fine or petty distinctions: To argue about whether they arrived at two o'clock or at 2:01 is just splitting hairs.
12. tear one's hair, to manifest extreme anxiety, grief, or anger: He's tearing his hair over the way he was treated by them. Also, tear one's hair out.
13. to a hair, perfect to the smallest detail; exactly: The reproduction matched the original to a hair.
14. without turning a hair, without showing the least excitement or emotion. Also, not turn a hair.


 Burt Reynolds stars in his Hair.

Photo © COSMOPOLITAN, 1972
H/T PattyAnn

7 comments:

  1. That is bad... :-)

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  2. Do they make paper bags big enough to fit over "The King's" head? Other than that and his knobby knees, he's alright lookin'.

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  3. Ok, that is the creepiest picture I have seen ever!

    I'm snowed in today. 25 inches of snow, roads closed and 11 degrees and falling. And why did we move here?

    Have a fantastic Friday!

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  4. When word of this post gets out, every fag in the western hemisphere will be camped out on this site. You'll be swamped with Bruces and Lances and Troys all dry humping their laptops.

    Dell Computer will have a GREAT quarter replacing all those machines...

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  5. Going to puke, now.

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  6. Oh, my eyes! I need bleach now!

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