Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The longer and usually stiffer hairs of a mammal's pelage which overlie the main fur.

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Examples

  • A dark brown tail, a glossy body, and what fine over-hair!

    Seven Icelandic Short Stories

  • The newcomer, though powerful, showed the dark-brown rather than the grizzled over-hair of the older bull, but while he had youth on his side, he was not the veteran of hundreds of battles.

    The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries

  • He seemed to be overlooking a wonderful beach of rounded boulders, smooth and glistening like polished steel; here and there pieces of gaunt gray rock projected above and at intervals of about every fifteen to forty feet towered a huge figure like a walrus with a mane of grizzled over-hair on the shoulders and long bristly yellowish-white whiskers.

    The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries

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