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  • A big, greenish, yellowish worm was crawling over his head, his tow-like hair whiter by contrast; upon his forehead great drops of perspiration.

    Watch Yourself Go By

  • And never an old woman on Naples quay would ask him for an alms but would get it, he thinking all the time of the old woman with the tow-like hair who abode in his house, his wife's mother.

    The Wind Bloweth

  • He was part bald, with a few lank locks of tow-like hair, and a steep, narrow forehead.

    The Last Galley Impressions and Tales

  • The outer covering of each drupe is hard, the inner part tow-like; seed enveloped in a sort of fleshy white meat.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

  • Pod full of short hairs, with more than 6 surrounded with a tow-like substance, reniform, with black spots.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

  • The fruit is about the size and shape of a hen's egg, the husk tow-like or filamentose, the kernel pinkish or light red.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

  • Fernande represented the handsome blonde; she was very tall, rather fat, and lazy; a country girl, who could not get rid of her freckles, and whose short, light, almost colorless, tow-like hair, like combed-out hemp, barely covered her head.

    Complete Original Short Stories of Guy De Maupassant

  • Externally it was as usual chiefly composed of the withered stems of the little asteraceous plant, interwoven with a few jhow-shoots (_Tamarix dioica_) and a little tow-like fibre of the putsan (_Hibiscus cannabinus_), while

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • The egg-cavity is, however, very regularly shaped, and neatly lined with very fine grass-stems and a little fine tow-like vegetable fibre.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • The nest is a small, rather shallow cup, at most 3½ inches in diameter and 1½ in depth; is composed externally entirely of soft tow-like vegetable fibre, which appears to be worked over a light framework of fine roots and slender tamarisk-stems, amongst which, some little pieces of lichen are intermingled.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

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