Lank hair

long, thin hair.
- Macaulay.

See also: Lank

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
His brother dressed with particular care--a thing he never used to do--combed his scanty, lank hair, and, smiling, went upstairs.
She had a thin awkward figure, a sallow skin without colour, dark lank hair, and strong features -- so much for her person; and not less unpropitious for heroism seemed her mind.
'Why are you sitting here?' said one of them, who was dressed in a plain suit of black, wore long lank hair, and carried a great cane.
I at once pictured to myself a creature with spectacles and lank hair, horribly freckled, and tramping about on huge feet.
The second man was a long, dried-up creature, with lank hair and sallow cheeks.
He would later recall: "There was a small patch of rotting flesh on the forehead, with lank hair attached to it.
Lank hair disciplined by a backwards baseball cap, Shakib is telling the story of man's creation, and how it is that the devil -- who pretended to prostrate himself before man as the deity breathed life into him -- has always been so adept at tempting him.
Les retired recently after 45 years, during which he styled the lank hair of hippies, the emery board scalps of skinheads and the crested vanity of pale Mohicans.
The one constant over the many years is the churlish mentality of the young men they have most unforgettably witnessed from the "small shadows" of their "open doors." The bleak portrait of young German parachutists descending from aircraft in World War II--"blundering and falling out of the sky like poisoned moths"--is matched for grotesquery by the slovenly manners of local Italian men today, "titivating their lank hair" and "voluptuously caressing their own armpits." The young males of this modern age, whether from home or abroad, from the past or the present, are a singularly abject lot.
Nancy Smith from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, has suffered from flaky skin, lank hair and severe dehydration due to her addiction, but now claims that she is feeling better after kicking the habit, reported.
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He was clearly so blown away by the fruity aroma that he failed to notice my shiny face, lank hair and the fact that I was dressed like I'd had a fight with the ironing pile.