from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a fair complexion with dark hair.


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  • Then the Dublin girls, their pale faces and glossy hair, the dark and the light, like fresh-poured stout, the leucomelanous complexion of Ireland.

    At Swim, Two Boys


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  • Disney's Snow White!

    Not to mention a host of other beauties such as Elizabeth Taylor in her prime and Vivien Leigh.

    May 21, 2008

  • Having dark hair (and sometimes dark eyes) and pale skin. My favorite word from my grandpa's 1950s dictionary, and my favorite type of fellow.

    May 21, 2008