Definition of Grey-headed
1. Adjective. Showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair. "Nodded his hoary head"
Similar to: Old
Derivative terms: Grizzle, Hoariness, Hoariness
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grey-headed
Literary usage of Grey-headed
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"grey-headed," the Doctor says of his uncle: " He frequently told me, even when memory had resigned its tenaciousness to his 80th year, that this excellent ..."
2. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1852)
"grey-headed WAGTAIL. BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL. YELLOW WAGTAIL. ... THE grey-headed Wagtail is plentiful throughout the central parts of Europe—Germany, France, ..."
3. Chronicles of the City of Perugia, 1492-1503 by Francesco Maturanzio (1905)
"There was his Highness Gentile,and Giovan Paolo, and Gismondo and Carlo and Grifone; and Guido Baglione, old and grey-headed; and every other man of that ..."
4. The American Joe Miller: A Collection of Yankee Wit and Humour by Joe Miller (1865)
"... when an old grey-headed Irish sergeant stepped up with " Plaze, 5'er honour, what shall -we tire at?" " Fire at the crisis," said Duncan. ..."
5. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"HABITAT.—Sikim and Nepal. DESCRIPTION.—At first sight this seems to be a grey-headed form of the last species, but with larger ears; ..."