Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEAD LONG

At the mention of the cat, Elder Hawkins shook his head long and gloomily.

Head long and slender; eye high up on the head and nearly half way between the snout and the back of the gill covers.

The Saxons wore the hair of the head long, and upon the upper lip, but the chin was clean shaven.

Mr. Bangs lifted his head long enough to give him one annihilating glance.

Some have the hair of the head long, and radiating in all directions; others have the face encircled by a kind of mane.

The last words of the doctor remained in my head long after he took his leave, and I could not avoid applying them to my own case.

“But I thought smuggling had been knocked on the head long ago,” observed Hearty.

It was golden hair, even and fine, and it hung in curls all round her head—long curls that fell below the waist.

But I have seen her put the word down out of her own head long before George has shouted it at her, as he does in the end.

The points in Skyes are usually considered to be as follows: Head long with powerful jaws and level teeth.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., in phrase by headlong, from hed "head" (see head (n.)) + adverbial suffix -ling. Altered by folk etymology on pattern of sidelong, etc.