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  • n. Plural form of forelock.

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Examples

  • But simply accept bullying, tug our forelocks and suck it up?

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • And, of course, our usual mix of irreverant caption competitions, letters in extremely poor taste, shameless plugs for radical causes, and a stubborn refusal to tug our forelocks to any master, be they in Cardiff Bay or Westminster.

    Ein Gwlad

  • It is a day for a smile and a toast, not a day for standing to attention and tugging of forelocks.

    Royal wedding: A day like no other

  • We are all serfs now, so we may as well tug our forelocks and bend the knee.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: January 21, 2010

  • Each had shaved the sides of his head, leaving long roaches in the center, and the forelocks dangling down their foreheads were decorated with shining white shell beads.

    Fire The Sky

  • This explains why the companies that once dominated industrial-strength computing—the IBMs, the Oracles, the H-Ps—now nervously tug their forelocks around Apple and Google.

    What Price the Cloud?

  • Biting ankles and forelocks is also a recognized fighting technique, although contestants are muzzled to limit injuries.

    What's a Bigger Draw Than a Camel Fight? A Camel Beauty Contest, of Course

  • Yeah, and as we peasants labor in the fields we can tug our forelocks as our betters flit by in their high-speed trains as they travel in style and comfort between ACORN meetings.

    Most intriguing and yet curiously disappointing headline of the day

  • With the ideological cuts and the notion of the big society, which supposedly will fill the gap, but won't , we seem to be going back to an early nineteenth century scenario where we need to practise doffing our caps and tugging our forelocks to the local Cameronesque gentry, since I truly believe that is what Cameron sees as his ideal.

    Instead of one-nation Conservatism, we are getting a two-tier Britain | John Harris

  • We plebs should tug our forelocks and stay silent in the presence of our betters.

    T for 324?

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