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  • n. a dish used by woman in the past to store the hair that fell while combing, and use it later for a bun, etc.


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  • Some say he was fishing for _bolawallas_ [20] and she came graciously up and asked him the time; others aver that he was passing beneath her lattice and she dropped a fluted hair-tidy at his feet.

    Terribly Intimate Portraits

  • She poked among it but found nothing except a hair-tidy with a heart painted on it that had belonged to the servant girl.

    Bliss, and Other Stories

  • a pincushion cover, and Bertha painted her a hair-tidy.

    The Princess of the School


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