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  • I’d gotten a wild hair that I wanted to live on the water, so one day the real estate agent brought us into Turners Cove on Wilmington Island, a new waterfront community under construction.

    It Ain’t All About the Cookin’

  • Cathcart’s take: the man was a religious crackpot with a wild hair up his ass about Communism, so extreme in his views that Clyde Tolson, Hoover’s number-two man at the Bureau, repeatedly issued gag orders on him when he served as Agent in Charge at the Waco, Texas, field office.

    The Big Nowhere

  • His beard was clipped closer than the slightly wild hair that curled over the back of his collar, and his eyes were bright green and wide-set, giving his leonine face a mystic, walleyed look.

    Fault Line

  • The floor burst up into waves of bodies, wild hair like spume, and the arch of shoulders rising.

    Songs of Love & Death

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