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  • the Cucupha-headed Sceptre
    the Cucupha-headed Sceptre
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj headed having a head of a specified kind or anything that serves as a head; often used in combination "headed bolts","three-headed Cerberus","a cool-headed fighter pilot"
    • adj headed having a heading or caption "a headed column","headed notepaper"
    • adj headed of leafy vegetables; having formed into a head "headed cabbages"
    • adj headed having a heading or course in a certain direction "westward headed wagons"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Head of an Inhabitant Of PÛanÎt Head of an Inhabitant Of PÛanÎt
Head of the Mummy Of Metesouphis I Head of the Mummy Of Metesouphis I
Head of Worker Bee Head of Worker Bee
Chief. Head of tribe. Absaroka Chief. Head of tribe. Absaroka
Chief. Head of tribe. Pai-Ute Chief. Head of tribe. Pai-Ute
Head of a Yound Girl Head of a Yound Girl
Study of a Head Study of a Head

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average human head weighs about eight pounds
    • Headed Formed into a head; as, a headed cabbage.
    • Headed Furnished with a head (commonly as denoting intellectual faculties); -- used in composition; as, clear-headed, long-headed, thick-headed; a many-headed monster.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cockroaches can live for nine days without their heads, at which point they die of starvation.
    • headed Furnished with a head; capitate; having a top: used chiefly in composition: as, long-headed; thick-headed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cockroaches can live with no heads, they only die because of starvation.
    • p.adj Headed having a head:
    • p.adj Headed (Shak.) come to a head
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  • William Shakespeare
    “Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.”
  • Horace
    “I shall strike the stars with my unlifted head.”
  • Austin O'Malley
    “The smaller the head, the bigger the dream.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “The heart always sees before than the head can see.”
  • Princess of Wales Diana
    “It is a weakness that I lead from my heart, and not my head?”


A still tongue keeps a wise head - Wise people don't talk much.
All in your head - If something is all in your head, you have imagined it and it is not real.
Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion - This means that it is better to be the head or at the top of something that isn't very important or prestigious than a small or unimportant member of something big.
Bite someone's head off - If you bite someone's head off, you criticise them angrily.
Bless your pointy little head - This expression is used as to patronise someone, especially when they don't realise that they're not very clever.
Bull-headed - If you're a bull-headed, you're stubborn or inflexible.
Bury your head in the sand - If someone buries their head in the sand, they ignore something that is obviously wrong.
Come to a head - If events reach a crisis point, they come to a head.
Fat head - A fat head is a dull, stupid person.
Get your head around something - If you get your head around something, you come to understand it even though it is difficult to comprehend.
Go to your head - If something goes to your head, it makes you feel vain. If alcohol goes to your head, it makes you feel drunk quickly.
Head for the hills - If people head for the hills, they run away from trouble.
Head is in the clouds - If a person has their head in the clouds, they have unrealistic, impractical ideas.
Head is mince - (Scot) When someone's thoughts are in a state of abject confusion, especially when facing a severe dilemma, their head is mince.
Head nor tail - If you can't make head nor tail of something, you cannot understand it at all or make any sense of it.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. héafod, Dut. hoofd, Ger. haupt.


In literature:

Sheila started to make coffee, but he shook his head and headed for the bed.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
Wading nearer to the fountain head, the depth gradually increased.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Throwing his hat down, he bowed his head over both arms above the mantel-piece.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
She turned her head slowly and saw two feet protruding from under her bed.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Nor did any clak-claks or leather-headed birds tour the sky over their heads.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
Wilbur Daniel Steele and Katharine Fullerton Gerould are still at the head of their craft.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Her golden head was bare; also by a head she sailed above them.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
The Chemist raised his head and smiled at them.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
Then rub gently with both hands up and over the brow and sides of the head over the ears, then up the back and over top of the head.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
So it came about I stood solitary on the beach by the seal rocks, with a thousand memories confusing in my head.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Only when she heard her father pounding at the door did she lift her head.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
At the head of the steps, however, there came a question.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
He did not willingly turn his head, but his head turned.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
If this be not sufficient, the head must be taken out, the inside well scoured, and the head replaced.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Martin inclined his head in understanding.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
He did not trouble his head very much about it; but his cheerfulness passed away.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
They hid in the bushes at the place for which the canoes were heading.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
Two pistols were displayed, snuggling head to head.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
There is no connection between the round-headed and flat-headed borers.
"The Apple" by Various
O'Malley headed for the mess hall.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery

In poetry:

To battle with the rolling tide,
That hurries onward men,
And raise his head above the waves,
That come and go again.
"Ode To Man" by Thomas Frederick Young
'Tis done! the precious ransom's paid,
"Receive my soul," he cries!
See where he bows his sacred head!
He bows his head, and dies!
"Hymn XXII: Behold the Saviour of Mankind" by Charles Wesley
In fadeless verdure may it stay,
And long thy gifted head entwine,
For time will mark full many a day,
Till head and heart shall live, like thine.
"Thomas Moore" by Thomas Frederick Young
IF we must part, this parting is the best:
How would you bear to lay
Your head on some warm pillow far away--
Your head, so used to lying on my breast?
"After Death" by Edith Nesbit
And we fell down to the earth, and sickened,
Moaning, three of us, head by head,
"Where is He, whom the good God quickened?
Where is Jesus, the living bread?"
"The Three Pilgrims" by Archibald Lampman
When a daffodil I see,
Hanging down his head towards me,
Guess I may what I must be:
First, I shall decline my head;
Secondly, I shall be dead;
Lastly, safely buried.
"Divination" by Robert Herrick

In news:

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA wins National IPA Challenge.
They sell for $9.29 (razor only), $9.99 for three replacement heads, and $17.59 for six replacement heads.
Heads Pop Up and Heads Roll: Let's Keep Track .
As a senior at Rice HS, Walker went head-to-head against Derrick Rose in a game played on the Garden floor.
G ANDREW BOYD / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus trainer Joe Frisco gets head to head with two of his elephants.
Pianists will go head to head, playing the works of the colorful composer.
Guyer head coach John Walsh and his defensive coaches could consider themselves fortunate to have never been forced to come up with a scheme to stop Jerrod Heard, the Wildcats' junior quarterback who is headed to Texas.
We headed out toward Long Slough Reservoir, then turned around and headed back, making a detour to complete a nice loop trail passing by Water Dog Reservoir.
Heading over the East River under the towering framework of the Williamsburg Bridge, I felt as if I were back in kindergarten and heading to Disney World.
With its 1956 car, Lincoln surpassed its famous Mexican Road Race models and went head to head against Cadillac.
DURING THE MID-1930'S, DORA MAAR, WHO died last month at 90, took the photograph you see here of a man thrusting his head into a Paris sewer while another man, whose own head is cropped out of the picture, stands at a distance behind him.
Attention metal-heads: Our New Music Report cover artist Machine Head will be touring coast to coast beginning this January in support of the band's September release, Unto The Locust.
There were four head-to-head match-ups we asked readers to weigh in on.
Two Aston Martins go head-to-head to determine if bigger is really better.
It will be a battle of top nicknames when two of Serie A's leading scorers go head-to-head as struggling AC Milan visits Napoli this weekend.

In science:

A of type a, such that the head variable of A is no longer f .
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
Proof: That head (ρ) = head (τ ) = a, we already know from Lemma 3.3(2).
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
The variable v is the head variable and the ~u are leading variables of the segment.
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
The occurrence of zj as the head variable of Tq is considered essential .
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
Upon head the particle moves right and upon tail the particle moves left.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
In the Wolff algorithm the (biased) coin shows head with probability Padd .
Entropy of Pseudo Random Number Generators
The binary sequence (37) is readily mapped onto f\head"; \tail"g, but for the ternary sequence (38) we have the choice of which value to ignore.
Pseudo Random Coins Show More Heads Than Tails
We measured the distribution of \heads" in tuples of size 401.
Pseudo Random Coins Show More Heads Than Tails
The sequence (37) has a signi(cid:12)cant bias towards \heads" if ones are interpreted as \heads" and zeroes as \tails".
Pseudo Random Coins Show More Heads Than Tails
Almost the same bias can be observed in sequences from (38) if the same mapping between \heads" and \tails" and ones and zeroes is applied (and the value two is ignored).
Pseudo Random Coins Show More Heads Than Tails
Holod P 1984 Proceedings of the international conference” Nonlinear and turbulent Process in Physics”, Kiev 1983 (Harwood Head.
"Doubled" generalized Landau-Lifshiz hierarchies and special quasigraded Lie algebras
An oriented edge leaves its tail and enters its head.
Diagrams with Selection and Method for Constructing Boundedly Generated and Boundedly Simple Groups
With the same token one can go a head and make use of Vγ .
A Scaling Law for Quark Masses and the CKM matrix
Figure 25: The set of moves used in the Monte Carlo algorithm, known (from top to bottom) as head/tail move, corner flip and crankschaft, respectively.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
There has been some interest in studying extended logic programs in which the head of clauses can have one or more literals .
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information