hoary


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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.
"Horns of Elfland" never sounded more sweetly around hoary castle and ruined fane than those vesper calls of the robins from the twilight spruce woods and across green pastures lying under the pale radiance of a young moon.
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.
In the brave new world of queer identities, you don't have to be a hoary blob.
Robertson once called Hinduism a form of Satanism, said mainline Christians reflect the "spirit of the Antichrist" and wrote an entire book based on hoary, long-discredited anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
By now, Watts's story has been well trafficked through Washington's hoary corridors.
An analysis of the four-year-old's urine was taken after he finished second to Tortugas in the Hoary Morning Juvenile Novices' Selling Hurdle at Taunton on November 23 last year.
But Third World countries have been losing their right to economic sovereignty ever since the IMF and the World Bank effectively took over their economies, transformed them into export-oriented platforms, and enforced the hoary theory of comparative advantage.
The court was told that Winters and his victims, the Hoary family had been friends until the calls began.
Finally, on a stylistic note, I am tempted to add that Steams succumbed a bit too readily to the practically-irresistible temptation to use hoary food metaphors in food writing.
That's the name reserved for hose hoary individuals deemed to be the largest of their species found in each state, the greatest of which are listed on AMERICAN FOREST' National Register of Big Trees.