from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as goat's-beard.


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  • She had only known his face, the face of the supreme god-demon; with the arching brows and slightly slanting eyes, and the loose, light tuft of a goat-beard.

    The Plumed Serpent 2003

  • He had his chin pointed now by a goat-beard, wore double glasses and a long frock coat, and carried a glove like a roll of papyrus in his hand.

    The Guermantes Way 2003

  • One old coot with a white goat-beard spent half an hour trying to convince Calvin to let the man study him, like as if he was some strange specimen of bug.

    Alvin Journeyman Card, Orson Scott 1995

  • There was a sound as of a Continent expectorating, a distant nose seemed to twang, the door opened, and a tall lantern-jawed gentleman, wearing a goat-beard and an expression of dauntless cunning, stepped into the room.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, February 21, 1891 Various

  • “What call you the goat-beard there, with the crown on, who is standing at the foot of the bed, making such a rueful face about his sick son?

    Chapter X. Book VIII 1917

  • He listened and watched, and gently stroking his goat-beard, seemed thoughtful.

    Thais Anatole France 1884

  • When he looked round Yegorushka saw a long red face with a scanty goat-beard and a spongy looking swelling under his right eye.

    The Bishop and Other Stories Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 1882

  • The goat-beard sits motionless as before and keeps his eyes fixed on the fire ....

    The Horse-Stealers and Other Stories Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 1882

  • With his goat-beard, beak-nose, heavy eyebrows, long, black hair resting on the back of his coat-collar, bent body, loose-jointed arms, his coat-tails swaying about his thin legs, he looked (I did not see him in any other light) like a hungry buzzard flapping his wings before taking flight.

    The Under Dog Francis Hopkinson Smith 1876

  • You are a goat-beard and a half, and you merit it and worse for your presumption.

    Pentamerone. English Giambattista Basile 1603


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