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greybeard

(ˈɡreɪˌbɪəd) or

graybeard

n
1. an old man, esp a sage
2. (Ceramics) a large stoneware or earthenware jar or jug for spirits
ˈgreyˌbearded, ˈgrayˌbearded adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greybeard - a man who is very oldgreybeard - a man who is very old    
codger, old codger - used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
patriarch - a man who is older and higher in rank than yourself
2.greybeard - a stoneware drinking jug with a long neckgreybeard - a stoneware drinking jug with a long neck; decorated with a caricature of Cardinal Bellarmine (17th century)
jug - a large bottle with a narrow mouth
Translations

greybeard

graybeard (US) [ˈgreɪbɪəd] N (liter) → anciano m, viejo m

greybeard

[ˈgreɪˌbɪəd] nvecchio
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The soul knows them not, and genius, obeying its law, knows how to play with them as a young child plays with graybeards and in churches.
So, fellow-pilgrims," said he, "here we are, seven wise men, and one fair damsel--who, doubtless, is as wise as any graybeard of the company: here we are, I say, all bound on the same goodly enterprise.
So, fellow-pilgrims,' said he, 'here we are, seven wise men, and one fair damsel- who, doubtless, is as wise as any graybeard of the company: here we are, I say, all bound on the same goodly enterprise.
But dreams--of those who dream as I, Aspiringly, are damned, and die: Yet should I swear I mean alone, By notes so very shrilly blown, To break upon Time's monotone, While yet my vapid joy and grief Are tintless of the yellow leaf-- Why not an imp the graybeard hath, Will shake his shadow in my path-- And e'en the graybeard will o'erlook Connivingly my dreaming-book.
He was a glutton for gore, was this little, whiskered, gray monkey, so long as it was the gore of others-- a typical fight fan was the graybeard.
In five minutes they were torn and bleeding, and the little graybeard leaped high, shrilling his primitive bravos; but always his attitude was "thumbs down.
Little graybeard was so fascinated that at last he had even forgotten to scream and dance; but sat rigid with delight in the enjoyment of the spectacle.
We had needed capital for the getting of these very emeralds, and I had raised a hundred pounds, on the terms you would expect, from a soft-spoken graybeard with an ingratiating smile, an incessant bow, and the shiftiest old eyes that ever flew from rim to rim of a pair of spectacles.
I would move," said the secretary, Harraway, a vulture-faced old graybeard who sat near the chairman, "that Brother McMurdo should wait until it is the good pleasure of the lodge to employ him.
The graybeards of Supreme Court practice frowned at first and muttered about the upstart's lack of etiquette that bordered on barratry--the lawyers' crime of stirring up disputes.
Most notably, the Graybeards were formed, a nonprofit dedicated to helping those in need.
11-14, with a field notable for its groundbreaking graybeards.