from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as goat's-beard.


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  • She had only known his face, the face of the supreme god-demon; with the arching brows and slightly slanting eyes, and the loose, light tuft of a goat-beard.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • He had his chin pointed now by a goat-beard, wore double glasses and a long frock coat, and carried a glove like a roll of papyrus in his hand.

    The Guermantes Way

  • One old coot with a white goat-beard spent half an hour trying to convince Calvin to let the man study him, like as if he was some strange specimen of bug.

    Alvin Journeyman

  • There was a sound as of a Continent expectorating, a distant nose seemed to twang, the door opened, and a tall lantern-jawed gentleman, wearing a goat-beard and an expression of dauntless cunning, stepped into the room.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, February 21, 1891

  • “What call you the goat-beard there, with the crown on, who is standing at the foot of the bed, making such a rueful face about his sick son?

    Chapter X. Book VIII

  • He listened and watched, and gently stroking his goat-beard, seemed thoughtful.


  • When he looked round Yegorushka saw a long red face with a scanty goat-beard and a spongy looking swelling under his right eye.

    The Bishop and Other Stories

  • The goat-beard sits motionless as before and keeps his eyes fixed on the fire ....

    The Horse-Stealers and Other Stories

  • With his goat-beard, beak-nose, heavy eyebrows, long, black hair resting on the back of his coat-collar, bent body, loose-jointed arms, his coat-tails swaying about his thin legs, he looked (I did not see him in any other light) like a hungry buzzard flapping his wings before taking flight.

    The Under Dog

  • You are a goat-beard and a half, and you merit it and worse for your presumption.

    Pentamerone. English


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