head covering

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n head covering a garment that covers the head and face
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Usage

In literature:

The young ladies and brides spend their time in making caps, purses, head-covering, dresses, etc.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
An excellent treatment is also to cover the whole head with soap lather.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
If so, why do some cover their heads with turbans and some not?
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
Its head was bald, but the rest of its body was plentifully covered with hair.
"The Red Eric" by R.M. Ballantyne
Never cover a child's head, so that it will inhale the air of its own lungs.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
His thick head was covered with bushy red hair.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
Instinctively he "covered," bending over with his arms wrapped around his head and body for protection until his brain cleared.
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
Then all but one rolled themselves in their blankets, completely covering their heads and bodies.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
A small Bust of an aged Man without a beard; the face is turned towards the right, and a large fur cap covers the head.
"Rembrandt and His Works" by John Burnet
Cephalotheca: the head covering in the pupal stage.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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In poetry:

Thy head will I cover over
With my waves' clarity
Till thou forget thy sorrow,
wounded sorrowfully.
"Translations And Adaptations From Heine" by Ezra Pound
Who was it, then, who was it, then?
Was it cold Eternity
Snatched from the grave the face of one
Newly dead?
—Put out the light, lie close to me:
'Tis cold, cover your breast and head.
"Let Me In" by John Freeman
Now, Ignacio the well born lies on the stone.
All is finished. What is happening! Contemplate his face:
death has covered him with pale sulphur
and has place on him the head of dark Minotaur.
"Lament For Ignacio Sanchez Mejias" by Federico Garcia Lorca
He told of the magnolia, spread
High as a cloud, high over head!
The cypress and her spire;
--Of flowers that with one scarlet gleam
Cover a hundred leagues, and seem
To set the hills on fire.
"Ruth" by William Wordsworth
In the end I conceal my entire face
and cover both my eyes;
there it lies in my hands with all its weight
and looks as if at rest,
so no one may think I had no place where-
upon to lay my head.
"The Song Of The Beggar" by Rainer Maria Rilke
O cover me, long gentle grasses,
Cover me with your seeding heads,
Cover me with your shaking limbs,
Cover me with your light soft hands,
Cover me as the delicious long wind passes
Over you and me, green grasses.
"Grasses" by John Freeman

In news:

Mike Helfgot's high school basketball blog: Headline on Jabari Parker Sports Illustrated cover is a head- scratcher .
Attached to the letter with no explanation was a photocopy of a notice that tells Transportation Security Administration officials about Muslim head coverings and how to treat Muslim travellers respectfully when searching them.
He refugees pictured on the cover of the second volume of Martin Gilbert's "History of the Twentieth Century " could be anyone, headed down any street.
Before you read on, sit down, cover your head and eyes with duct tape, because blood will shoot out of your eyeballs, as Glenn Beck used to say.
He was covered in tattoos, including ink in places you can't hide, like his face and head.
According to the Rivals and Scout sites covering Arkansas State, Harsin will be named the next head coach of the Red Wolves on Wednesday.
The back of his aunt 's head was covered in blood — an injury, she told police, that was the result of allegedly being repeatedly assaulted by her nephew.
Tom covers the town of Hilton Head.
Tyler Hemphill works to remove the radiator fan cover to get to the owl's head, which is lodged in the car grille.
He is a Van Buren County Constable and president of Care Cap Connections™, a cancer charity that makes and donates head coverings for women and girls in chemotherapy—almost 50,000 since 2006.
Oregon head coach Chip Kelly discusses De'Anthony Thomas's appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
The recall covers Ridgid, Coil Roofing Nailers and Clipping Head Framing Nailers.
The King better head for cover.
A Norman company covers the heads of collegiate sports fans across the country.
Get a head start on holiday entertaining with this class that covers easy-to-prepare and easy-to-eat recipes including salmon sushi bites.
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In science:

We denote the Verma module with simple head L(w) by ∆(w), and the pro jective cover of L(w) by P (w).
Kostant's problem and parabolic subgroups
Vierordt affixed a feather on the head of his subjects above of which was a sheet covered with lampblack (fine soot).
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
A parcel covering approximately two acres is available at the top of Mill Street near the Ross head frame. This site could be prepared for building by relocating or demolishing some homes, and by cutting and grading this hill site to create a level building site.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
As the upper end of the sensor, stays under the cylinder head cover, a protective tube for the connecting cable was mounted.
Estimation of a Noise Level Using Coarse-Grained Entropy of Experimental Time Series of Internal Pressure in a Combustion Engine
Given that hG, σi ∈ DGR, a dependency tree covering the whole input exists and the algorithm will be able to guess the dependents of every head correctly.
The Complexity of Recognition of Linguistically Adequate Dependency Grammars
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