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Lank hair

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lank hair long, thin hair.
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Usage

In literature:

He was a tall, lean, sharp-featured man, with long, lank hair, a dark complexion, and large lack-luster eyes, imbedded in cavernous hollows.
"Adrift in the Ice-Fields" by Charles W. Hall
They have long, lank hair and whitish faces, and do not appear to be of one of the original races.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Its shape indicated that it was a very old one, lank, lean, and covered with long hair, raggled and torn into tufts.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
Little Miss Wiercke was to lose her lank-haired organist a few days later, the prevalent complaint of shrapnelitis carrying him off.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
This was the sentiment immediately expressed by a lank-haired Pole who followed the speaker.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
He was tall and he was lank and he was honest to his last bristling hair.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
He was a lank Britisher with a mop of black hair.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
The Koluch complexion is light; the hair long and lank; the eyes black; and the lip and chin often bearded.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
The hair is coarse, lank and black.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
They found there a lank, long-haired, ragged Tennesseean, with a tattered hat of white wool on his head.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
Her face was sallow and her black hair as lank as her body, but her eyes were keen and bright, and she was indisputably respectable.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
The damp air wet his hair, and it hung lankly back from his haggard face.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20, September, 1877." by Various
They were, as a rule, lank, lean people, the ladies wearing short hair, and the gentlemen wearing long hair.
"The Spiritualists and the Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton
He wore his thin, lank hair much longer than he did afterwards.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
The lank, straight hair, and red-black complexion of these men, indicated them to be Zambos.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 353, March 1845" by Various
His long black hair hung in lank strands about his shoulders, giving him a wild appearance.
"Red Nails" by Robert E. Howard
He wore his coal-black hair fer down on his back and shoulders, and his long moustache drooped deep beneath his lank jaw.
"Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq. Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
They are longheaded, and their hair is coarse, black and lank.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
He was a tall, lank individual, with a red beard and hair.
"The Last Cruise of the Spitfire" by Edward Stratemeyer
His hair was coal black, long, and lank, after the Chinese pattern.
"My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 2 of 3" by William Clark Russell
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In poetry:

Then be let his hair grow lank and long,
And an air intense he got,
And ever he strove to nurse in song
The cult of the "Dunnowhat."
"The Mystic" by C J Dennis
He lay awake, with a harassed air,
And she, in her cloud of loose lank hair,
Seemed trouble-tried
As the dawn drew in on their faces there.
"A Conversation At Dawn" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Russell Crowe's body is shapeless now, his complexion pasty, his hair long and lank.
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