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Hair

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One single tuft is left on the shaven crown of a Mussulman, for Mahomet to grasp hold of when drawing the deceased to Paradise.

“And each scalp had a single long tuft of hair.”


Byron: Siege of Corinth.

The scalp-lock of the North American Indians, left on the otherwise bald head, is for a conquering enemy to seize when he tears off the scalp.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Haggadah (plur. haggadoth)
Hagi
Hag-knots
Hagring
Ha-ha (A)
Hahnemann (Samuel)
Haidee
Hail
Hail
Hail-fellow-well-met (A)
Hair
Hair
Hair, Hairs
Hair-brained
Hair-breadth Scape
Hair Eels
Hair-Splitting
Hair Stane
Hair by Hair
Hair devoted to Proserpine
Hair of a Dissembling Colour

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