It might be stricken with dry-rot, elephantiasis and plica polonica for ought I care.
Plica polonica, which is endemic in Russia, is almost cosmopolitan.
In German the plica polonica is called Alpzopf, or hobgoblin's tail.
Hair matted or clotted, either from neglect or from the disease known as the Plica Polonica.
And perhaps the very essence of the Plica Polonica may be ...