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  • n. A character in British folklore often depicted as a foliate head

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Examples

  • She had been at her friend Beanie‚Äôs house and they had a party and played with Pretty Ponies and watched a movie about a funny strange green man in a forest and giggled the night away and the next day two strange men and a strange lady took her away to this place full of nuns and nurses and hurrying and scurrying.

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  • As the solemn-faced green man looked on, they heaved the vehicle sideways.

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  • This might also refer to the Chia Obama.

    February 23, 2009

  • "The foliate head and the Green Man are traditional forms that represent irrepressible life, with the forces of nature merging with humanity. The Green Man appears on countless gothic churches and castles. Similar images, blending a semi-human face with plant and foliage forms, occur in many cultures."
    - Walter Arnold, The Green Man, cited 23 Feb 2009.

    February 23, 2009