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hoary

white or whitish-grey in colour

hoary

[hȯr·ē]
(botany)
Having grayish or whitish color, referring to leaves.
References in classic literature ?
How could he have passed so utterly from their memories--that hoary sire, the relic of longdeparted times, whose awful benediction had surely been bestowed on their uncovered heads, in childhood?
The Governor, and the gentlemen of his party, perceiving themselves brought to an unexpected stand, rode hastily forward, as if they would have pressed their snorting and affrighted horses right against the hoary apparition.
Everything told of long use and quiet slow decay; the very bell-rope in the porch was frayed into a fringe, and hoary with old age.
Still, they might be preferable to ABC's ``Thieves'' (debuts Friday), an utterly derivative, schlocky romantic action series about bad guys more in love with themselves than with one another, or Fox's ``Pasadena,'' which, if the pilot is any indication, is a hoary old-fashioned soap lacking in edge and imagination.
While the sequel trades in the same ethnic humor that somehow managed to charm before - Tucker trafficking in hoary Asian stereotypes, Chan mangling urban American ebonics - the bickering duo have now come closer to acting like one another.
Technically, 2002 is supposed to be when the Bowl Championship Series poohbahs bow to the Rose Bowl like relatives to the hoary patriarch holding the winning lottery ticket.
As does the viewing public, once the show - a compendium of hoary stereotypes based on the racist vaudeville shows performed by white actors wearing blackface in the 19th and early 20th centuries - hits the airwaves.
But, crucially, none of the cliches that The Inpatient is built from have ever been experienced in virtual has the effect of making so many hoary horror tropes feel almost fresh.
But, crucially, none of the cliches that The Inpatient is built from have ever been experienced in virtual reality, which genuinely has the effect of making so many hoary horror tropes feel almost fresh.
I thought that hoary old chestnut was put to bed long ago.
ABSTRACT--We observed an incident of interspecific aggression between a male Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus) and a male Silver-haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans).
Those people have guts while Filipinos are spineless creatures who like to fall back on the hoary claim that ours is 'the only Christian country in Asia.