dreads


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dreads

 (drĕdz)
pl.n. Informal
Dreadlocks.
References in classic literature ?
I know he wanted to speak, but I think, from something he once hinted, that he had promised his father not to do anything of the sort yet a while, for is is a rash boy, and the old gentleman dreads a foreign daughter-in-law.
Thou canst not think," said the minister, glancing aside at Hester Prynne, "how my heart dreads this interview, and yearns for it
I know too well, as his grave figure passes onward, what he seeks, and what he dreads.
How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads, to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.
He dreads the lantern lights may fail Long ere his thoughts have taken form.
Granted that man does nothing but seek that mathematical certainty, he traverses oceans, sacrifices his life in the quest, but to succeed, really to find it, dreads, I assure you.
So that in spite of edicts, ordinances, and decrees, there he is, captain of the Musketeers; that is to say, chief of a legion of Caesars, whom the king holds in great esteem and whom the cardinal dreads--he who dreads nothing, as it is said.
Sometimes a man will hide himself away, and not show his face abroad, for the mere reason that, though he has done nothing to be ashamed of, he dreads the gossip and slandering which are everywhere to be encountered.
The one thing he dreads (next to not being noticed) is to be proved fallible
He looked round him with a furtive and stealthy air, as one who dreads pursuit.
He is a thousand times more anxious that they should not see him than they can be; and as to their assistance, there is nothing he dreads more than the offer of it.
He grows so tired of that unceasing question sometimes, that he dreads to show us any thing at all.