The idea is an old one—or as the irritable Economist magazine calls it, “hoary.”
This is just one of those cases when the hoary cliché is true.
There was no one in sight, and no animals, except one hoary old mule, grazing at the bottom.
There will be children there, but the hoary head is the crown.
An atmosphere of peace and of hoary age broods over these tombs and the humble graves that crowd close about them.
Shall I allow myself to be bound for life by the speaking of a hoary imam?
Misery Sits near an open grave, and calls them over, A youth with hoary hair and haggard eye.'
On board were men with hoary hair and women with fearless eyes, 109 in all.
I will listen with coolness to the voice of native sagacity and hoary experience.
In a corner of the floor sat a hoary little carronade, carriage and all.