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n. Slang
An intellectual.

point′y-head′ed adj.
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adj (US pej sl) → abgehoben (pej inf)
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I suppose this can be laughed away as pointy-headed idealism, but if the experts do their work honestly and rigorously, in the end reality will side with them because policies based on fantasy will fail.
These diehards are delighted and amused by the bad boy in the White House every time he tweaks the nose of pointy-headed intellectuals.
That would be a mistake, because this column is not about journalism or pointy-headed New York academics.
Similarly, there is no single constitue ncy that comprises "the people"-it can be students burdened by loan debt, blue-collar workers or the middle class, just as "the establishment" can vary from "money power" to George Wallace's "pointy-headed intellectuals"(p.
Ratliff quipped Wednesday that he knows "people are concerned about pointy-headed liberals in their ivory towers" getting more involved, but said that creating the option of having such a review panel would demonstrate that the board is concerned about errors and actively doing something to address them.
Done well, this will be about much more than asking some pointy-headed people to work together; it will challenge our entire business base to engage, challenge them and our academic community to deliver practical ideas.
So why--aside from the need to satisfy some pointy-headed international bureaucrats--do we even need the Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act and Regulation?
I think that homosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, female, black, atheist, red-haired, pointy-headed, big-eared, or whatever, people, any human being, provided they are not harming, swindling, misleading or subjugating other people, should be unconditionally allowed to do as everyone else can.
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good-night, A, my pointy-headed child who leads the alphabet and
The Allied Combined Operations Group wanted to get at the heart of the Bzadian enterprise and the 4th Reconaissance Team (known as Angels), six specially chosen, highly trained, human teenagers, surgically altered to look like the short pointy-headed Bzadians and proficient in their language, are dropped into the Central Australian desert to infiltrate the defences of New Bzadia and discover the alien secrets.