guard hair


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guard hair

n.
Any of the long coarse hairs forming a layer that covers and protects the soft underfur of certain mammals.

guard hair

n
(Zoology) any of the coarse hairs that form the outer fur in certain mammals, rising above the underfur

guard′ hair`


n.
the long, usu. stiff outer hair protecting the underfur in certain animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guard hair - coarse hairs that form the outer fur and protect the underfur of certain mammals
fur - dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
Translations
poil de garde
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The guard hair is made from real porcupine and the front hair is very long and has bold striping in the deer hair work.
FACT: MALE ANGORAS PRODUCE NO GUARD HAIR. WHILE THE FEMALE PRODUCES MORE THAN 15 PERCENT.
The coarse guard hair that grows naturally among the soft fur is removed by hand in an ancient technique, and the delicate fibers are then hand washed and air-dried to preserve the extraordinary qualities of the soft fiber.
The fibre data including combed cashmere weight, cashmere fibre length and guard hair length, were collected from farm records.
The bundle most often consists of a long and stiff guard hair and several under hairs with a finer texture.
While it is true that the classic llama has a two-coated fleece with coarse guard hair and a fine underfiber, many breeders are breeding for a one-coated animal which is as fine or finer than alpaca fiber.
McLean offers two tying tips for using porcupine guard hair. First, when tying off the hair after you form the abdomen, make several loose, gathering wraps with the thread before you increase the tension.
The distal row is flanked on either side by a guard hair; these are flanked in turn by one or two companion hairs; an asymmetric hair is irregularly found between aesthetasc and guard hairs on the lateral side; and a plumose hair can be found in the same position on the medial side.
The guard hair type was GH2, in which the shield and shaft usually form an angle with eachother.
Where [Y.sub.ijkl] is an observation of the dependent variable (cashmere fibre diameter, combed cashmere weight, cashmere fibre and guard hair length); [mu] is the population mean for the variable; [G.sub.i] is the fixed effect of [i.sup.th] genotype (i = 1 (AA), 2 (AB), 3 (AC), 4 (BB), 5 (BC) or 1 (AA), 2 (AB), 3(BB)); [Y.sub.j] is the fixed effect of [j.sup.th] year (j = 1, 2, ..., 8); [A.sub.k] is the fixed effect of [k.sup.th] age (k = 1, 2, ..., 8); [S.sub.1] is the random effect of [l.sup.th] sire and [e.sub.ijkl] is the random residual term.
We classified hair samples as: 0 = less than 1 guard hair; 1 = [greater than or equal to] 1 and < 2 guard hairs; 2 = [greater than or equal to] 2 and < 3 guard hairs; and 3 = [greater than or equal to] 3 guard hairs.
In most cases, specific identification can only be accomplished with guard hair specimens.