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  • Hairy Balm of Gilead. Balsam
    Hairy Balm of Gilead. Balsam
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hairy hazardous and frightening "hairy moments in the mountains"
    • adj hairy having or covered with hair "Jacob was a hairy man","a hairy caterpillar"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: French soldiers during World War I had the nickname "poilu" which translates to "hairy one."
    • Hairy Bearing or covered with hair; made of or resembling hair; rough with hair; hirsute. "His mantle hairy, and his bonnet sedge."
    • Hairy Dangerous or frightening; as, a hairy encounter with a mugger.
    • Hairy Very complicated, difficult, or involved; as, a hairy problem; a hairy equation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Caterpillar means "hairy cat" in Old French
    • hairy Overgrown with hair; covered or abounding with hair. In botany a plant is said to be hairy when the hairs are simple (not branched), and separately distinguishable. (See hair, 4.) Specifically used in entomology to describe a surface densely covered with short and rather stiff hairs: distinguished from pilose, villose, pubescent, etc.
    • hairy Consisting of hair or of something like hair; having the character or appearance of hair: as, the hairy covering of an animal; the hairy filaments of a plant.
    • hairy Having or characterized by something resembling hair.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hairy people are called "hirsute."
    • adj Hairy of or resembling hair: covered with hair
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  • Wallace Stevens
    “Civilization must be destroyed. The hairy saints of the North have earned this crumb by their complaints.”
  • (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    “A hairy body, and arms stiff with bristles, give promise of a manly soul.”
  • Welsh Proverb
    Welsh Proverb
    “Three things give us hardy strength: sleeping on hairy mattresses, breathing cold air, and eating dry food.”


Hairy at the heel - (UK) Someone who is hairy at the heel is dangerous or untrustworthy.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hǽr, Ger., Dut., and Dan. haar, &c.


In literature:

Up the road came a short, hairy man on a mule.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
It sticks to the furry and hairy coats of animals and again is carried along.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
He too had horns on his brow, and hairy ears, and goat's feet.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
Ears with two hairy lines on each side.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
An Adjutant's job is a most hairy job, and I sit with drops of perspiration dripping off my brow all day.
"Letters to Helen" by Keith Henderson
The creature in front of him stretched out a hairy hand towards a club, and gripped it.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Then the horse was wont to touch the face of Joe with his big, hairy lips as a tribute to his generosity.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
Potentilla argentea (Hairy Cinquefoil) .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
I remember raising my hairy face to it for a moment.
"Tales Of Hearsay" by Joseph Conrad
It had been their first encounter with the Hairy People, too.
"Genesis" by H. Beam Piper
The big hairy woodpecker flies across the clearing with a strident scream.
"Some Winter Days in Iowa" by Frederick John Lazell
The Cuckoos are among the few birds that habitually feed upon hairy caterpillars, such as the various "tent-making" species.
"A Book of Natural History" by Various
From time to time one of them will halt, stroll round the hairy creature, examine it, and try to penetrate the tangled fleece.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
My name is Herne, and I comes of the hairy ones!
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
Sanglier is French for wild boar, the hairy, wiry cloth resembling the coat of the animal.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
The Westerner, in his big hat and his hairy breeches, was the man to be feared!
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
Why, ye're hairy as a go-at and yer eyes are loike two white onions.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
From without, groups of men denied admittance, thrust hairy faces in at the open windows.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
The hairy, crawling beasts!
"The Death-Traps of FX-31" by Sewell Peaslee Wright
In short, it was turning into a hairy beast.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis

In poetry:

To court his hairy captive soon
Sir Valentine doth bring;
And kneeling downe upon his knee,
Presents him to the king.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
Last year, my love, it was my hap
Behind a grenadier to be,
And, but he wore a hairy cap,
No taller man, methinks, than me.
"The Chronicle Of The Drum" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Down sunk the gyant gaping wide,
And rolling his grim eyes;
The hairy youth repeats his blows;
He gasps, he groans, he dies.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
"But who's this hairy youth?" she said;
"He much resembles thee;
The bear devour'd my younger son,
Or sure that son were he."
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
Now with redoubled rage he roar'd;
His eye-ball flash'd with fire;
Each hairy limb with fury shook;
And all his heart was ire.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
But soon the knight, with active spring,
O'erturn'd his hairy foe;
And now between their sturdy fists
Past many a bruising blow.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British

In news:

But he praised Williams — a self-described "hairy lefty" — as "one of the greatest archbishops of Canterbury.".
A self-described "hairy lefty" -- as "one of the greatest archbishops of Canterbury.".
But he praised Williams - a self-described "hairy lefty" - as "one of the greatest archbishops of Canterbury.".
Stan Walker, Hairy Maclary and 'Make a Will'.
She submitted this pic of her hairy man and is a finalist to win a trip to the destination of her choice on Delta Airlines courtesy of the CW22's Beauty and the Beast.
Solange Knowles' hairy run-in at Florida airport.
A hairy tale at the jail for a great cause.
Men's health gets hairy in 'Movember.
Health & Fitness Men's health gets hairy in 'Movember.
Your Man is Getting Hairy .
Movember Kicks Off ' Hairy Ribbon' Awareness Month.
Hairy Dawg greeted Danielsville Elementary students on Friday, Sept 14 as they arrived at school.
Komets facing hairy situation in 'Movember'.
Elections Things Getting Hairy for Dems: Axelrod Wagers Mustache in Election Outcome.
Hairy times for collegiate mountain bikers.

In science:

Thus hairy surfaces, such as carbon nanotubes and biological filaments, are examples of the rich morphologies that arise from individual hair deformation and collapse [9–12] and of the patterns seen in assemblies of hairs [13–16] in the presence of a meniscus.
Deformation of a free interface pierced by a tilted cylinder
Sudarsky, “Hairy black holes, horizon mass and solitons,” Class.
Energy on black hole spacetimes
In this scheme, the dynamical field equations contain a scalar-field stress-energy contribution that will unavoidingly lead to non-vacuum (ie. hairy) solutions.
Chern-Simons Modified General Relativity
Although this is a “hairy” solution, Sopuerta and Yunes have shown that the solution is still entirely described by the mass and the angular momentum of the source.
Chern-Simons Modified General Relativity
Therefore, we cannot have the hint for the conformal transformation from solutions because there are no known hairy solutions.
Topology and Uniqueness of Higher Dimensional Black Holes
By this I mean that, as physicists, we have established so many features that the remainder of the problem can be “shipped over” to mathematical physics, where in due time (hopefully < ∞) all hairy technicalities will be nailed down.
Summary Talk at Chiral '99
Feigenbaum-Coullet-Tresser universality and Milnor’s hairiness conjecture.
Renormalization theory for multimodal maps
Winstanley, “Aspects of hairy black holes in spontaneously broken Einstein Yang-Mills systems: Stability analysis and entropy considerations,” Phys.
Logarithmic Corrections to Schwarzschild and Other Non-extremal Black Hole Entropy in Different Dimensions
U (1) symmetry breaking through the hairy black hole in the bulk, intrigues the many interesting developments.
Towards the Lattice Effects on the Holographic Superconductor
Once we take into the back reaction, the metric will be modified either into Reissner Nordstr¨om AdS type of brane or AdS hairy black brane solution.
Towards the Lattice Effects on the Holographic Superconductor
Bizo´n, Gravitating solitons and hairy black holes, Vienna preprint UWTh–1994–5, to appear in Acta Physica Polonica B.
"No Hair" Theorems -- Folklore, Conjectures, Results