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- n. The characteristic of being hoary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being hoary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. . The state of being hoary, whitish, or gray: as, the hoariness of age.
- n. Moldiness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. great age (especially grey or white with age)
- n. a silvery-white color
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Then he considered his beard and, seeing that the white hairs in it covered the black, bethought himself that hoariness is the harbinger of death.
From the time that a person notices the first gray strands, it can take ten years or more to complete the process of complete hoariness.
As I understand it, it works like this: Let's say, for example, an aging rock band needs to draw attention to itself inexpensively due to both the moribund state of the record industry and its own increasing hoariness.
At least your graybeard offers something to accompany his hoariness and odour.
As for the other, he is a model of wantonness and scurrilousness and a blackener of the face of hoariness; his dye acteth the foulest of lies: and the tongue of his case reciteth these lines,464
‘Quoth she to me, ‘I see thou dy’st thy hoariness;’ and I, ‘I do but hide it from thy sight, O thou mine ear and eye!’
Knowest thou not that black is the ornament of youth and that, when hoariness descendeth upon the head, delights pass away and the hour of death draweth in sight?
My heart and head are like in age with similar hoariness
Pratt's story is a play on the familiar one about a mysterious disappearing, reappearing shop from which the protagonist purchases a magical object to be fair, Pratt acknowledges the hoariness of his premise--through a Twilight Zone reference, no less.
Faust faces the hoariness of his plot head-on in a neat meta-fictional trick by making Hamza and Yehat uber-fanboys, armed with stacks of comic books and an encyclopedic knowledge of Star Trek trivia.