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white-headed

[hwahyt-hed-id, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˈhɛd ɪd, ˈwaɪt-/
adjective
1.
white-haired (def 1).
2.
having fair or flaxen hair.
3.
being especially favored; fair-haired:
He's the company's white-headed boy.
Origin of white-headed
1515-1525
First recorded in 1515-25
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  • But, here's white-headed Bob, My prime minister; he shall unravel the job.

    The English Spy Bernard Blackmantle
  • In Madras a white-headed babbler nestling was once brought to me.

  • One and all of them were familiar with the voice of the white-headed eagle!

    The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid
  • It was from a tall, white-headed, red-faced man whom they met upon the moor.

    Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
  • There he stood before them white-headed, ebony-faced, gigantic, imperturbable.

    The Yellow God H. Rider Haggard
  • They have been told that I am the "white-headed boy and quite the guy in my home town."

    My Wonderful Visit Charlie Chaplin
  • The bald or white-headed eagle; or possibly the fish-diving osprey.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • The only other things we fired at were some jackals and a white-headed falcon.

  • He was a lean, tall, white-headed old Indian, with a beak on him like an eagle.

    The Red One Jack London
  • Which of all the white-headed boyards shall I choose as counsellor?'

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