Earlock

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Earlock A lock or curl of hair near the ear; a lovelock. See Lovelock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n earlock A lock or curl of hair near the ear, worn by men of fashion in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I.; a love-lock.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Earlock a curl near the ear worn by Elizabethan dandies
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. eár-locca,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. éare; cf. L. auris, Ger. ohr.

Usage

In literature:

Mastiansky and Citron approach in gaberdines, wearing long earlocks.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The left hand pulled the right earlock.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Did they imagine he wore phylacteries or earlocks, or what?
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
Here a musket-ball struck a pin out of the hair of Dr. Warren's earlock.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
The first to come was a kind of Jew with a green shawl, with white shoes, a pale face with a red nose, dark eyes, and yellow earlocks.
"Yiddish Tales" by Various
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