from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lock of hair hanging separately from the rest of the hair, as one tied with ribbon and worn by courtiers during the 17th and 18th centuries.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lock of hair that hangs down and is worn apart from the hair that remains.
  • n. A flowing lock of hair that is dressed apart from the hair that remains.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A long lock of hair hanging prominently by itself; an earlock; -- worn by men of fashion in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I.


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  • TRADESMAN jesus christs teachings jesus's teachings [whether you believe or not] started this concept -- as well as the pay it forward one his advise wasnt followed then and with the timeline james lovelock throws out there-as pointed out above - it would be hard to believe things will change in time.

    What does bottom up mind have to do with you personally?

  • LOST lost in space lost symbol lotr lou diamond phillips love story lovelock lovely bones lucy snyder

    Priceless Robin Hood Picture - Suvudu - Science Fiction and Fantasy Books, Movies, and Games

  • I decided Khasim would be a bit of a languid exquisite, and carefully shaved my splendid moustache to a mere line along the upper lip, got rid of my whiskers, and spent time oiling and curling myself a lovelock with a hot iron — frontier style rather than Hyderabadi, but no one in Abyssinia would know the difference.

    Flashman on the March

  • He was pathetic, really, trying to behave like the Young Idea when he was well into greasy middle age, with his lovelock and fancy vest, like a Punjabi whoremaster.

    Flash For Freedom

  • Hereupon I dashed the breathless Gregory aside and turned to meet my new assailant, a spruce young gallant he, from curling lovelock to Spanish boots.

    Black Bartlemy's Treasure

  • He's got on the first pantaloons ever worn, and his hair is tied in a lovelock.

    The Harlequinade An Excursion

  • Sooner have me as I am than some poet chap with bearsgrease plastery hair, lovelock over his dexter optic.


  • The words themselves sounded to Lady Theobald like the most outrageous impudence; but when she looked at the pretty, lovelock-shaded face, she was staggered the look it wore was such a very innocent and undisturbed one.

    A Fair Barbarian

  • Her hair, which was nearly black, but in truth with more of softness and of lustre than ever belong to hair that is really black, she wore bound tight round her perfect forehead, with one long lovelock hanging over her shoulder.

    The Eustace Diamonds

  • What a transformation it was from the meek little silent persionnaire without a word to say for herself, into a gay butterfly, with a lovelock on her shoulder, a coquettish twist of her neck, and all the language of the fan, as well as of tongue, ready learned!

    Stray Pearls


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  • "Sooner have me as I am than some poet chap with bearsgrease, plastery hair lovelock over his dexter optic."

    Joyce, Ulysses, 13

    January 14, 2007