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Word: hoary

Definition: white with age


Sentences Containing 'hoary'

"Speak, thou vast and venerable head," muttered Ahab, "which, though ungarnished with a beard, yet here and there lookest hoary with mosses; speak, mighty head, and tell us the secret thing that is in thee.
Based on genetic analyses, the closest relatives of the Vancouver Island Marmot are the Hoary Marmot ("Marmota caligata") and the Olympic Marmot ("Marmota olympus").
Before he had found a stock in all respects suitable the city of Kouroo was a hoary ruin, and he sat on one of its mounds to peel the stick.
I had not seen a coal fire, since I had left England three years ago: though many a wood fire had I watched, as it crumbled into hoary ashes, and mingled with the feathery heap upon the hearth, which not inaptly figured to me, in my despondency, my own dead hopes.
In the 1860s British Naval surveyors named the mountain "London Mountain," but it soon garnered the nickname "Whistler" because of the shrill whistle made by the Western Hoary Marmots who lived among the rocks.
The forewings are hoary white, sprinkled with dark stony-grey scales.
The forewings are hoary whitish cinereous, shaded and speckled with brownish grey.

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