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A lock of curled hair that hangs in front of the ear.
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(Hairdressing & Grooming) a curl or lock of hair close to the ear
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a lock of hair worn in front of the ear.
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The patented, triple-flanged EarLock stem in three sizes provides a secure fit, while special noise-reducing filters in the stem lower potentially dangerous sounds (above 85 dB) and allow safe sounds (below 85 dB) to pass through and be heard.
The Earlock said, "Hi, I'm Eli," in a thick Brooklyn accent.
But except for the handful of Chabad children wearing kippot and earlocks playing in the square, there doesn't seem to be much evidence of an actual Jewish presence.
Features unique to the Zoobug rubber frames include innovative flex hinges and earlocks that make it possible to adjust end tips to sit correctly behind the child's ear.
Channel 2 reporter Yair Sherki, the mainstream channel's first reporter to sport peyot (earlocks worn by many religious Jews) -- is feeling some remorse about his latest scoop.
"Those here already have an open mind," said Levi Greenberg, an Orthodox Jewish teenager in a colorful knitted kippa (skullcap) twirling his earlocks. "It's those not in attendance who pose the real issues to moving forward." Others said that speaking of an "embassy" was misleading, given that neither government has anything to do with the initiative.
The district court held that: (1) the inmate's beliefs were sincerely held; (2) the policy requiring the inmate to remove his earlocks substantially burdened a tenet of his religion; (3) requiring the inmate to purchase or obtain from a charity a depilatory to comply with the policy did not substantially burden a tenet of the inmate's religion; and (4) summary judgment was precluded by a genuine issue of material fact as to whether the prison policy of refusing to allow the inmate to grow earlocks was the least restrictive means of protecting the prison's compelling interests.
Yahya, wearing traditional Yemeni clothes including a thawb (long white robe), coat and a shawl around his head, can only be identified as a Jew by his curly earlocks. Yahya's two-floor house, where his 80-years-old father - who was a blacksmith- also lives, is surrounded by his brothers' houses.
His earlocks tucked in out of sight under his sumata, one could easily have mistaken the rabbi for a Muslim Yemeni, something one takes for granted in this predominantly Muslim country.
That was anyway how it was put by a boy in a crocheted skullcap with serpentine earlocks, who looked nothing at all like the Angel: this one was well fed and apple-cheeked despite the difficult journey.
Nor is there a particular Jewish look, they observe, viewing a photograph of a Hassid with earlocks, something confirmed by the parade of Jews they bring in for Fleischman's minyan.