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Adj.1.grey-headed - showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head"
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
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A carriage with arms on its panels had stopped at the inn, and as a smart footman opened the door, a fine grey-headed military-looking man stepped out and strode hurriedly up the inn steps.
When this topic flagged, he turned with a smile to the grey-headed gentleman, and asked if he could sing.
'I wish the maxim were more generally acted on, in all cases,' said the grey-headed gentleman.
After a murmur of approbation from the other passengers, during which the fastidious lady drank a glass of punch unobserved, the grey-headed gentleman thus went on:
In short, he is what the fishermen technically call a grey-headed whale.
The master of the house usually sat in his study on a leather couch in front of the table with some grey-headed gentleman, usually a colleague from our office or some other department.
The father--he is called Gorshkov--is a little grey-headed tchinovnik who, seven years ago, was dismissed from public service, and now walks about in a coat so dirty and ragged that it hurts one to see it.
There he always appeared, however, grey-headed, laughing, and happy; and he never had anything more to tell of the man who could frighten my aunt.
Abstract: A necropsy was conducted on a female grey-headed parrot (Poicephalus robustus suahelicus) that died following signs of depression, ruffled feathers, and inappetence.
grey-headed flying foxes in ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA A RELATIVELY new resident in South Australia, these megabats moved from forested areas and set up a permanent base in the Adelaide region less than a decade ago, driven mainly by a lack of food resources and climate change.
Whoo's looking at you - It's a long-eared owl Just hanging around: a grey-headed flying fox The largest of Britain's three native newt species is suffering a slow decline, although large numbers can be found breeding in ponds around Greater Manchester.
The photo shows the grey-headed bush shrike, a widely spread bird species in the Sub-Sahara of Africa.