“Take as your model the tall women with yellow hair in plaits”
“His hair was usually worn in short plaits, but, for this full dress occasion, they were unbraided, well greased and lay in one unbroken mass, upon which was balanced, with difficulty, a military hat.”
“Parted in the center it was woven in fine plaits from the middle of the forehead on either side, and the plaits were fastened together, forming meshes like a coarse veil, the two sides being separate.”
“Mrs. Ewing is described as having an earnest face, with deep set, "thinking eyes," while her slight form seemed almost too frail and small to carry the abundant crown of golden hair worn in plaits coiled at the back of her head.”
“The features seemed to be more like those of the Malay than of the Negro race, and Ned observed that the hair of the women hung down in wavy plaits, which is not the case with the hair of the negro of the Congo or the Nile.”
“He wears a black broadcloth coat, -- a double-breasted garment, -- with similar colored waistcoat and trousers, a turn-down collar, a shirt of many plaits which is under-starched and over-wrinkled but always clean, large cuffs very much frayed, a narrow black or white tie, and low shoes with white cotton stockings.”
“With a long twist of hair plaits and a face as beautifully blue as any character in the blockbuster film Avatar (thanks to Sandy McConnell's face-painting skills), she rivets the class for an hour-long exercise in English and writing.”
“As with Water, the show plaits together narrative strands.”
“My fingers itch to rip out my careful plaits, but luckily reason slips back into the mix.”
“Apr. 377/1 At the back, the jacket is laid in postillion-plaits.”
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All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
Looking for tweets for plaits.