Hair-line

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Hair-line a line made of hair, used in fishing: a slender line made in writing or drawing:
    • ns Hair-line (print.) a very thin line on a type
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hǽr, Ger., Dut., and Dan. haar, &c.

Usage

In literature:

She lay with her head on her hand, and the hollow in the pillow was like a nest lined with her brown wavy hair.
"Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens" by J. M. Barrie
She lay with her head on her hand, and the hollow in the pillow was like a nest lined with her brown wavy hair.
"Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens" by J. M. Barrie
The line was headed by a tall man with hands like hams, with a weather-beaten face and a wild mop of hair.
"Hellhounds of the Cosmos" by Clifford Donald Simak
His plot-logic held by the grace of God and a hair-line.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
Apply this liberally all over the face from the hair line to the upper part of the throat, but not on the neck.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
The descending sun was in her sparkling hair, on the lank, undulating grace of her changing lines.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
A line or two, perhaps, had deepened about her mouth, and the grayness of her hair may have become a shade whiter.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
He grew purple to the line of his thick white hair.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
The combing of the hair over the back in wavy lines was undoubtedly much in favor.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Her hair is white as snow, and the lines of her face are wasted with sorrow and physical decay.
"The New Tenant" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
It grayed their hair and seamed their faces with premature lines.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Surrounding the calorimeter are the asbestos outside and hair-felt lining.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
When highly magnified, a mesial groove might be detected running along each of the hair-like lines.
"The Testimony of the Rocks" by Hugh Miller
Sticks and softer substances are used to construct it, and it is lined with hair and fibrous roots.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph [March 1897]" by Various
A faint semicircular raised line of clay as fine as a hair gave the only clue.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
A few incised lines seen upon the inner surface of the handle stand for the hair.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
Strong hairs line the edges.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
Here are thirty skins of a coarse light reddish hair, such as lines the poor man's overcoat.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
There were a few lines round his eyes and a few silver threads in his black hair.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
He was well past middle-age, with sparse graying hair that straggled untidily past the neck line of his tunic.
"Warrior of the Dawn" by Howard Carleton Browne
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In poetry:

Her misty hair is faint and fair,
She keeps the shadowy kine;
Oh, Keith of Ravelston,
The sorrows of thy line!
"A Nuptial Eve" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Below the night
The one clear line of dawn;
As it were your head
Where there is one golden hair
Though your hair is very brown.
"Night And Morning" by Edward Powys Mathers
Her thin, pale hair is dimly dressed
Above a brow lined deep with care,
The color of a leaf long pressed,
A faded leaf that once was fair.
"The Solitary" by Madison Julius Cawein
Gratefully she marks the glow
From those tapering lines of snow;
Fondly o'er the sleeper bending
His black hair with golden blending,
In her soft and light caress,
Cheek and lip together press.
"The New Wife and the Old" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Thou art one of the jungle flowers, strange and fierce and fair,
Palest amber, perfect lines, and scented with champa flower.
Lie back and frame thy face in the gloom of thy loosened hair;
Sweet thou art and loved--ay, loved--for an hour.
"The Jungle Flower" by Laurence Hope
"The snow of pearls I'll scatter in your curls of golden hair,
I'll line with furs the velvet of the kirtle that you wear;
All precious gems shall twine your neck; and in a chariot gay
You shall ride, my little Elsie, behind four steeds of gray.
"King Volmer and Elsie" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

American atheists lined up to be "de- baptized " in a ritual using a hair dryer, according to a report Friday on US late-night news program "Nightline.".
News and updates on the New York City-based company Bumble and Bumble their salons, hair care lines, and education.
LOS ANGELES — Hair care brand Curls has announced the addition of Cashmere Curl Jelly to its product line.
Lornamead is bringing new innovation to hair care with its new Finesse Clean + Simple line, the first dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner developed for the mass market.
When hairstylist Ric Pipino decided to launch his own line of haircare products, he wanted them to reflect the way he cuts hair.
EL PASO, Texas — Helen of Troy has teamed up with four-time world champion boxer Laila Ali to develop a new line of styling tools for multicultural hair.
Like a shining beacon in the night, like a hypnotic siren's song lulling you into sweet submission, like the amber waves of grain that line this country's glorious heartland, Sting's nose hair reaches out to you, pulls you in, envelops you.
Helping clients deal with thinning hair and hair loss can drastically improve their self esteem—and your salon's bottom line.
Sims utilized the Göt2b Rockin' It line to style each model's hair.
Good vibes were in no short supply when TIGI celebrated the launch of its new S-Factor line and debuted its latest artistic collection at the Positive Energy World Release Hair Show.
The skin care line targets men without hair.
Robert Leonard Creates Copper Chemist Hair-care Product Line.
In August, Larian's company, MGA Entertainment, launched Moxie Girlz, a line of fashion-focused dolls that let girls design clothes, style hair, and jam on little plastic guitars.
A tall, pale, floppy-haired youth loiters below the High Line on West 20th Street, rolling a cigarette, laconically considering the hopes and dreams of others.
We offer educational tips, advice, and techniques for salon owners on the latest hair coloring trends, tools and product lines.
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In science:

In other words, any world line L of a pointlike particle is equipped by bunches CP of hair HP at any point P ∈ L.
General relativity extended to non-Riemannian space-time geometry
Any hair HP consists of points R ∈ HP , which are near to the point P ∈ L, (σ (P , R) = 0, R ∈ HP ) on the world line L.
General relativity extended to non-Riemannian space-time geometry
Although the length of any hair is equal to zero, nevertheless the hairs of any world line cover the whole space-time.
General relativity extended to non-Riemannian space-time geometry
The concept of the world line hair admits one to consider and to calculate electromagnetic and gravitational interaction of particles as a direct collision of one particle with a hair of other particle.
General relativity extended to non-Riemannian space-time geometry
As far as the hairs of a world line are considered as attributes of a particle, one may consider electromagnetic and gravitational interaction of particles as a direct collision of particles.
General relativity extended to non-Riemannian space-time geometry
The occasional intense dark spots as the one marked by the white arrow are brief contacts with the foreshock boundary field line when the beam occurs. deeper in the foreshock the spectrum broadens non-symmetrically, evolving ‘hair’ and ‘beards’.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
The Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon, Ande Monofilament Fluorocarbon and Maxima Fluorocarbon, each with a knot, still had an average breaking strength above the manufacturers claim for that line.
Comparing Measured Fluorocarbon Leader Breaking Strength with Manufacturer Claims
Violations of the no-hair theorem manifest as significant alterations of the line shape.
A Metric for Testing the Nature of Black Holes
The effects of potential violations of the no-hair theorem on iron line profiles and quasi-periodic variability may be observed with upcoming or future X-ray missions such as Astro-H, ATHENA and LOFT.
A Metric for Testing the Nature of Black Holes
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