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  • adj. Alternative spelling of towheaded.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having hair resembling tow.


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  • The tow-headed leopard man, who was billed on the boards as Raoul Castlemon and was called Ralph by his intimates, was already in the cage.


  • A few minutes later, one of his patrons, a tow-headed young man who was boarding and rehearsing three performing leopards at Cedarwild, was asking Collins for the loan of an Airedale.


  • And while the Dutch superintendent, in execrable Spanish, shouted affirmations of Dutch neutrality into the menacing dark, across the gunwale of Chill II they found the body of the tow-headed youth whose business it had been not to die.


  • The lights from the gangway showed but one occupant, a tow-headed, greasy-faced, blond youth of twenty, very lean, very calm, very much satisfied with himself.


  • He liked the cypresses that stretched to the window of his cell, and all along the gravel path that wended over the flat lawn down to where the reeds grew tow-headed at the banks of the streams and the water seemed still and clear on summer days and as rich and foamy as ale in the fall.

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  • Here was I, preparing to astonish the world with my tale of a visit to heaven, and I get beaten to the bestseller list by a tow-headed kid.

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  •  In one, two tow-headed boys were playing on the beach, chasing each other and a Frisbee, as well as chasing a woman who had to be their mother, until all family members fell laughing into the sand.

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  • Their food paid for, the Trainor family heads for home on the heels of Peck and her brood of tow-headed youngsters.

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  • The emergence of the tow-headed pre-teen who appears to MIB may mark a return to the significance of the young ones.

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  • It seems that rascally, tow-headed imp, Michael Audrey Myers, had captured more than a few hearts within the global film-going public – and not just the ones ripped savagely from the chests of hapless teenaged babysitters in suburban Illinois.

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