If you see a grayhead
walking around, chances are that he or she has been remodeled in some way or other.
Fortune Magazine recently called Vern Raburn a software "grayhead
," because at age 45 he's a good deal older than most of the industry's entrepreneurs and top managers.
We (one more pair of grayheads
) wait, holding canvas sacks.
Returning to the ship by bus from a five-hour nonstop speech by Fidel Castro, one of the students asked us grayheads
why the United States has an embargo against Cuba.
There were literally hundred of photos--many of them old black and white ones, going right back to the early days when Mum and Dad had been a young couple and when some of the grayheads
of today were just toddlers and teenagers.
This is typical of Times writing and editing these days, like calling the older protesters "grayheads
" so as to avoid the sexist implications of the more familiar "graybeards." That "tip of a far broader sense" is a fractured metaphor, broken off from the old, expected "iceberg," which is here transmogrified, incomprehensibly, to a mere "sense." Though senses may be broad, they do not have tips.