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  • The gathering of a young woman's hair, when it is wrapt up in a band or fillet, commonly called a snood. --Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary and Supplement, 1841.

    May 27, 2011

  • "She began to separate the hair into three thick strands. 'I'll make ye a proper cockernonny,' she declared with satisfaction. 'I'll no have ye goin' down to your tenants looking like a savage.'"
    —Diana Gabaldon, Outlander (NY: Delacorte Press, 1991), 635

    January 1, 2010