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  • Only recently, after the birth of four children in five-and-a-half years, as I sit exhausted and happy from changing diapers, winding up toys, cooking dinner, pulling pajama tops over fine-haired heads, reading bedtime stories, and picking clothes off the floor and turning off lights, have I begun to appreciate how very little of ordinary life—family life—gets into American writing.

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  • But these were “Júdi” fine-haired animals as opposed to “Khawár” (the Khowás of Chesney, p. 333), coarse-haired, heavy, slow brutes which will not stand great heat.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Looking for made in America not beaded barrettes/hairbands for a fine-haired, curly-headed 2yo toddler.

    Ultimate Hair Accessory Organizer for Kids | Thingamababy

  • I'll keep a better watch over him next time, lest a thick or fine-haired maiden threatens to have me parting ways (instead of hair!) with Monsieur Peigne again.

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  • I'll keep a better watch over him next time, lest a thick or fine-haired maiden threatens to have me parting ways instead of hair! with Monsieur Peigne again.

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  • Some, however, of the thick-skinned animals are fine-haired for the cause previously stated, for the finer the pores are the finer must the hairs be.

    On the Generation of Animals

  • His fine-haired beard, which showed signs of having been recently trimmed to a uniform length, did not entirely succeed in hiding a rather receding jaw, with no chin.

    The Plains of Passage

  • “I despise all you fine-haired sons of bitches,” Blue Duck said.

    Lonesome Dove

  • "I despise all you fine-haired sons of bitches," Blue Duck said.

    Lonesome Dove

  • Only the fine-haired ones seem to scald, otherwise they stand the sun as well as the Berks.

    Australia, The Dairy Country

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