His jaw seemed to set with a snap, and his thin lips formed a narrow, hairlike line as a second later he saw something else.
Its head was hunched between its shoulders, and over the whole thing was a long, scraggly, hairlike covering.
After a little while a double line of fine, hairlike projections runs around the creature.
Each taste bud consists of a collection of spindle-shaped neurones, each cell tipped at its outer end with a hairlike projection.
A fine, hairlike filament within a glass bulb is raised to incandescence by the heat of an electric current.
These minute, hairlike vessels are called capillaries (cap'-il-la-ries).
Old English hær "hair, a hair," from Proto-Germanic *khæran (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse, Old High German har, Old Frisian her, Dutch and German haar "hair"), perhaps from PIE *ghers- "to stand out, to bristle, rise to a point" (cf. Lithuanian serys "bristle;" see horror).
Spelling influenced by Old Norse har and Old English haire "haircloth," from Old French haire, from Frankish *harja or some other Germanic source (see above). To let one's hair down "become familiar" is first recorded 1850. Phrase hair of the dog that bit you (1540s), homeopathic remedy, is in Pliny.
Any of the cylindrical, keratinized, often pigmented filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal.
A growth of such filaments, as that forming the coat of an animal or covering the scalp of a human.
One of the fine hairlike processes of a sensory cell.