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Definition of "shock-headed" [shock•-head•ed]

  • Having a thick and bushy head of hair. (adjective)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "shock-headed" in a sentence
  • "Some of the work looks satirical, even when it's meant to be a straightforward portrait, as William Bell Scott's of Algernon Charles Swinburne (1860), which makes the poet of sado-masochism ("O splendid and sterile Dolores,/Our Lady of Pain"—to quote a couplet chosen at random) look like the diminutive, shock-headed undergraduate he actually was at the time."
  • "The scullion, a shock-headed young giant, his mouth firmly shut and his face equally uncommunicative under this new and untested rule, slid a glance along his shoulder at Cadfael, made an intelligent estimate of what he saw there, and uttered through motionless lips but clearly: "Best let him go, brother, if you wish him well.""
  • "Some of the streets had come down in the world; in their decay, they retained “a mournful look of having known better days; a look that even their tenement rooms their broken windows, half-stuffed with paper, and their shock-headed dirty inmates [could not] altogether abolish or destroy.”"
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