• The hoary bat
    The hoary bat
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hoariness great age (especially grey or white with age)
    • n hoariness a silvery-white color
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hoariness The state of being hoary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hoariness The state of being hoary, whitish, or gray: as, the hoariness of age.
    • n hoariness Moldiness.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Hoary


In literature:

I must see them in their hoary head.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844" by Various
Ears hoary brown externally, almost white internally.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
His hoary hairs proclaimed him to be aged, although the liveliness in his eye was equal to that of the most vigorous youth.
"The Annals of the Poor" by Legh Richmond
In Hesiod she is 'the venerable' (+potnia Tethys+), and in Ovid 'the hoary.
"Milton's Comus" by John Milton
Thrice already in its short history has it put that hoary old slander to shame, and now once again has it given the lie to it.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
Undoubtedly, before this time his worthless life is ended, and he has gone down into a sinner's grave, hoary with vice.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
In a few minutes the two travelers reached the side portal of the hoary temple.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
Never a beast or bird is there, in that hoary desert bare.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
The eldest born of Fear, which makes you brave Against this solitary hoary head!
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 4" by Lord Byron
Here we taste a mingling of modern elegance and hoary antiquity, such as has never ere now graced life for either of us.
"A Thin Ghost and Others" by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
The hoary-headed men drew back with terror.
"Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, March 1844" by Various
It seems so long since we have met, I expected to have seen you quite bent and hoary with age.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Or Wordsworth's hoary head must roll along the shameful dust!
"The Bon Gaultier Ballads" by William Edmonstoune Aytoun Theodore Martin
Man he was of hoary beard, Withered cheek and wrinkled brow.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862" by Various
Until with trembling movement thine hoary brow nods ever to everything.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
Abdomen reddish-hoary, extending but little beyond the hind wings.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
Now and then an old building or hoary landmark would recall pleasant memories of early youth.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
There is a suggestion of hoary antiquity about this solemn wader of our lakes and streams.
"Wood Folk at School" by William J. Long
His hair showed him hoary in vice.
"The Frozen Pirate" by W. Clark Russell
What are you worth, you hoary inebriate?
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray

In poetry:

Hoary and bent I dance one hour:
What though I die at morn?
There is a shout among the stars,
"To-night a child is born."
"A Dedication To E.C.B." by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Thou hoary pile! majestic still,
Memento of departed fame!
While roving o'er the moss-clad hill,
I ponder on thine ancient name!
"The Ruin And Its Flowers" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
“Death should only strike the hoary,
Yet, my Louis, thou shalt die,
When the stars again in glory,
Shine upon the midnight sky.”
"The Violet-Gatherer (From The Danish Of Oehlenslaeger)" by George Borrow
His hoary hair is wet with dew,
He sits alone in Seäm's caves !
For the ship, and all that breathed there,
Are buried in the waves !
"The Prophetess Of The Oracle Of Seam" by Anne Bannerman
Now that Autumn's charms are dying,
Summer's glories long since gone,
Faded leaves on damp earth lying,
Hoary winter striding on, —
"Gloomily the Clouds" by Anne Bronte
O weird and wild in legend old,
In dark tradition! dim and hoary—
Thy witching muse doth revel hold
In magic, song, and haunted story.
"The Seven Stars: A Constellation of Scottish Poets" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Paris Hilton Accosted by Hoary Harasser.
Here's what it's like when the idea gusher 's raging, when concepts old and hoary seem fresh and alive, still eminently arguable.
Paris Hilton Accosted by Hoary Harasser .
Endangered Hawaiian hoary bat rescued, rehabilitated.
Heights Players does a great job with hoary old B'way classic.
We dance, and Praise your Glory, Awaiting you, to call each name, In you, Bride, both young or hoary, Are full of youth, no tears, no pain.
Giving New Life, Even to the Hoary.
(FORTUNE Magazine) – Seasoned Internet audiophiles might at first want to make fun of the Bose Wave/PC, the hoary audiomaker's recent move into the digital music market.
His claim on hoary words like "change" and "hope" presented a clear rationale for his unlikely candidacy.
And the hoary frost of Heaven who hath gendered it.
OK, a hoary old punchline, but it got your attention.
A hot cast keeps hoary tropes hopping.
Most cities have a burnished story of creation, some hoary tale of heroism and principle that swells the chests of their citizens as they strut down historic streets past Starbucks and The Gap.
It's a hoary cliché that politics makes strange bedfellows, but this election may set records – beginning with the odd coalition lined up against the Central Health Proposition 1.
Few car statistics are as time-honored — or hoary — as the 0 to 60 miles-per-hour test.

In science:

This appearance of complete or almost complete graded digraphs is tremendously prevailing - like the hoary trees with silver cobweb threads.
On natural join of posets properties and first applications