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light-haired  adj.  Being or having light colored skin and hair; as, a certain light-haired girl. Contrasted to brunet. (Narrower terms: redheaded)
Synonyms: blond, blonde.

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"Light-haired" Quotes from Famous Books

... was a very young man, short and thin, and light-haired; his father had held the situation before him, and he had been appointed his successor because nobody else had thought the situation worth applying for. Nevertheless, Mr Hicks was impressed with the immense responsibility ...
— Mr. Midshipman Easy • Frederick Marryat

... child; that the pure and vigorous strain which her own blood will infuse may redeem it from the dark destiny of the Kurts. She finally resolves upon a compromise; if the child is dark, like the Kurts, both it and its mother shall die. If it is blue-eyed and light-haired, like the Rendalens, she will devote her life to obliterating in it, or transforming into useful activities, the destructive vigor of the paternal character. Thomas, when he is born, chooses a golden mean between these two extremes, and perversely makes ...
— Essays on Scandinavian Literature • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen

... Romans to the people of Veii. It is the story of this disaster which we have now to tell. While the Romans were assailing Veii and making other conquests among the neighboring cities, a new people had come into Central Italy, a fair-faced, light-haired, great-bodied tribe of barbarians, fierce in aspect, warlike in character, the first contingent of that great invasion from the north which, centuries afterwards, was to ...
— Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15) - The Romance of Reality • Charles Morris

... and saluted; and who should this be but the light-haired lad with the blue eyes, whom I had noticed that ...
— St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3 • Various

... ladies, but her grammar is dreadful, her style of dress very conspicuous, and her voice loud and coarse. Augusta, the daughter, is twenty, and much better educated than her mother. She is rather pretty and stylish, but indolent and proud. Allen, the son, is twenty-two, tall, light-haired, good-natured, and dandified, kisses his mother night and morning, calls her ma and his father pa, and his sister sis; drives fast horses, wears an eye-glass, carries a cane, and affects the English drawl. Pere Rossiter-Browne is a little dapper ...
— Bessie's Fortune - A Novel • Mary J. Holmes

... you, 'Joannes Frollo de Molendino!'" cried one of them, to a sort of little, light-haired imp, with a well-favored and malign countenance, clinging to the acanthus leaves of a capital; "you are well named John of the Mill, for your two arms and your two legs have the air of four wings fluttering on the breeze. How ...
— Notre-Dame de Paris - The Hunchback of Notre Dame • Victor Hugo

... impression is mutually favorable. Halstead, the ruffianly looking sheep-raiser who called you 'Madam,' confided to me that you were the first woman he had ever met who knew the difference between a horse and a cow; and Simmons, the light-haired man who looks like a deacon, but who is probably the worst thief in four counties, told me I ought to ...
— Peak and Prairie - From a Colorado Sketch-book • Anna Fuller

... below the fringe of Mr. Gibney's shirt sleeve) she up an' says: 'My friend, you're makin' a grave mistake remainin' ashore. Your fortune lies at sea.' Then she threw a fit an' mumbled something about a light-haired man that was' goin' to cross my path. I guess she must have meant Scraggsy or Neils, both bein' blondes—an' she come out of ...
— Captain Scraggs - or, The Green-Pea Pirates • Peter B. Kyne

... describe her—she was over medium height, light-haired, quick in her movements, and wore a black and white striped dress with a red collar, and a hat to match. She carried a small brown valise that Miss ...
— The Case of Jennie Brice • Mary Roberts Rinehart

Words linked to "Light-haired" :   fairish, complexion, flaxen, blond, skin colour, sandy, platinum-blonde, redheaded, fair, nordic, blonde, brunet, skin color

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