from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A negro.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small white alto-cumulus or cirro-cumulus cloud, of a round shape and compact texture: distinct from the clouds of the mackerel sky, which are thinner and of a paler tint, shading off to white on one side, but fading into the delicate blue of the sky on the other.
- n. A negro: so called from the woolly hair of his head.
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He got the woolly-head by the middle, and away he went, the poor devil, head, shoulders, and arms out of the water all the time, screeching in a heart-rending way.
We droned along until the woolly-head marchers were again in sight.
Little woolly-head clapped his hands and screamed.
When I'm on de one side de jump-high is on de oder; and if I go back widout one he'll cuss me for a d---- d stumbling woolly-head.
Freckle could see the old man now, with a tear poised on his tangled eyelashes, asking a farewell benediction from the front portico, upon himself departing, while every woolly-head was uncovered, and the whole assembled "property" had groaned "Amen" together.
"Did you, Sam?" said Mr. Washington, putting the same question to another little woolly-head.