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  • adj. showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair

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Examples

  • Encouraging the animals, known as gray-headed flying foxes, to leave some of Sydney's prime waterfront real estate is proving difficult.

    In Sydney, Unwanted Guests Urged to Find New Belfry

  • "When I am old and gray-headed, O God, do not forsake me," the Psalmist wrote, "until I declare Your strength to this generation."

    Larry Ross: At Home With Billy Graham On His 93rd Birthday

  • Now, gray-headed flying foxes are a protected species in Australia due to the loss of habitats, and moving them requires government approval.

    In Sydney, Unwanted Guests Urged to Find New Belfry

  • They await Hardman Pool, a gray-headed and bearded haole who is patriarch over Koolau ranchlands, has fourteen adult children, countless grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

    “It was the Golden Fleece ready for the shearing.”

  • “They cut school, they hung out... until one day they were gray-headed, no teeth in their mouth, and the young guy that everybody thought was cool was just an old bum on his way to old bumblehood.”

    FLY FISHING WITH DARTH VADER

  • He ignored him so pointedly that eventually Crassus stamped off in a rage, leaving a dozen or so gray-headed senators gathered around Nepos.

    CONSPIRATA

  • He ended by sitting on the end of the bed of a gray-headed man who owns three titles and whose word is law between the borders of a province.

    In The Time Of Light

  • Common winter residents are the pink-sided junco, Shufeldt's junco, gray-headed junco, red-backed junco, Rocky Mountain nuthatch, mountain bluebird, robin, and Steller's jay.

    Colorado Plateau Semidesert Province (Bailey)

  • He watched them, as everything seemed to accelerate in time, noting one was the lanky, gray-headed older guy, a Mr. Swagger Pap said, who had been their quarry so many times before and who Pap said killed Carmody and B.J. The other, a beefier guy, police beef in a suit with a thatch of hair, who was talking into a phone.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • I think that goddamned old man, that gray-headed fella come in earlier, the father of that gal?

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

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