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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HAIR

Hence the hair of the deceased was consecrated to her, and her name invoked at funerals.

She could feel the shears against her hair, and she was so scared she swore like he told her.

One-half of the pink roses were on the table, and one from the other half was in her hair.

He recalled the story Uncle Peter had told at the Oldakers' about the woman and her hair.

Let me fix your hair and we'll hurry to Vinton's as fast as ever we can.

Once more the sun flashed on her hair; then the machine disappeared.

Her eyes were red with weeping, and her hair was in disorder.

The cultivated Jewess no longer cuts off her hair at her marriage.

His eyes were black an' his hair was red an' his voice like the parish bull.

He seemed older than she had recalled him: the hair over his ears was almost white.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hær "hair, a hair," from Proto-Germanic *khæran (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse, Old High German har, Old Frisian her, Dutch and German haar "hair"), perhaps from PIE *ghers- "to stand out, to bristle, rise to a point" (cf. Lithuanian serys "bristle;" see horror).

Spelling influenced by Old Norse har and Old English haire "haircloth," from Old French haire, from Frankish *harja or some other Germanic source (see above). To let one's hair down "become familiar" is first recorded 1850. Phrase hair of the dog that bit you (1540s), homeopathic remedy, is in Pliny.

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