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1580s; see many + head (n.).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for many-headed

Historical Examples

  • The preacher unfolded his sermon, like the many-headed cauliflower.

    Man of Uz, and Other Poems

    Lydia Howard Sigourney

  • The many-headed now occupy the same places as the headless of Cabac.

  • None of them were disposed to be silent when the many-headed Cæsar had spoken.

  • That is true—it only proves that the many-headed change, she said.

    The Hero of the People

    Alexandre Dumas

  • These are symbolised in the many-headed phantasm which is the subject of this work.

    Demonology and Devil-lore

    Moncure Daniel Conway