from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective same as gray-headed.

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  • adjective showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair


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  • As well as putting the two of them back in touch with each other, Philippa told Julie, her recent forays into Facebook and had revealed that at least fifty percent of their contemporaries were now unabashedly grey-headed and bespectacled.

    Helen Simpson | Cockfosters 2011

  • You've even got a few grey-headed, white guys like me.

    Bill Clinton: “You Haven’t Shut My Demographic Out Yet” - Swampland - 2008

  • Before the proceedings actually got underway, Marvin Rotrand, a member of the Montreal's civic government, circulated a petition among the paltry, grey-headed crowd a number of young people were there, but only because they were buddies of Foran's daughter, who attends a local university.

    Waiting for "Barney" (Mordecai Richler's version) Beverly Akerman 2010

  • "A lawyer, is he not, grey-headed, and walks with a limp?"

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars 2010

  • Los Katíos supports a number of species which are characteristic of Central America and are only found in this part of South America such as the mouse Heteromys desmarestianus and grey-headed chachalaca Ortalis cinereiceps.

    Los Katíos National Park, Colombia 2008

  • The pools are a haven for Egyptian plover Pluvianus aegyptius and grey-headed kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala, whilst tree, shrub and savanna species include bustard Eupodotis senegalensis, stone partridge Ptilopachus petrosus and laughing dove Streptopelia senegalensis.

    Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons), Mali 2009

  • Species abundant around villages include grey-headed sparrow Passer griseus and hooded vulture Necrosytres monachus.

    Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons), Mali 2009

  • One grey-headed old gentleman came and abused the South-Western Company bitterly to my brother.

    The War of The Worlds H. G. Wells 2009

  • Among the many which may be readily seen by the visitor are no less than nine species of kingfisher, including brown-winged and stork-billed kingfishers, Pelargopsis amauropterus (NT) and P. capensis, respectively; the magnificent white-bellied sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster which, at a density of one individual per 53.1 kilometers (km) of waterways, is quite common; also the much rarer grey-headed fish eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus (NT), Pallas's fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus and several other raptors.

    Sundarbans, Bangladesh 2009

  • Near the Rome Termini, my wife and I had a lovely dinner at a family-style restaurant that was almost bursting with grey-headed tourists.

    Brent Green: Baby Boomers: 1969 - Europe on 5 Dollars a Day; 2009 - Europe on 500 Dollars a Day 2009


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