mop-headed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj mop-headed (of trees) having a bushy top without a leader "mop-headed cabbage palms"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mop-headed Having rough. unkempt hair, resembling the head of a mop.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Mop-headed having a shaggy, unkempt head of hair
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mappe—L. mappa, a napkin.

Usage

In literature:

She patted the hair at the back of her head and righted the mop which hung over one eye.
"The Mucker" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
He was mopping the top of his head with a large, damp handkerchief.
"Emma McChesney & Co." by Edna Ferber
His head was covered with a tangled mop of brown hair in lieu of a hat.
"Ted Strong's Motor Car" by Edward C. Taylor
And there, among a tumbled heap of rocks, whose heads just showed above the water, I saw my boat mopping and mowing at me in the grip of the tide.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
So Midget went out to supper without any ribbons, her mop of curls tumbling all over her head and hanging down her shoulders.
"Marjorie at Seacote" by Carolyn Wells
He shook his head and pursed his underlip and mopped his reeking face.
"The Short Cut" by Jackson Gregory
Charles looked at her over the mop of Molly's brown head against his breast.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
He awoke, dazed, to find a hand clutching his mop of hair, pulling his head up.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
Unmarried, they wear no head-dress, but have their hair cut in a black mop with a deep fringe to the eyebrows.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
The Itinerant Tinker pointed ahead of him along the path and mopped his bald head.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume V. (of X.)" by Various
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In poetry:

The Bishop, when it's o'er,
Goes through the vestry door,
Where MICAH, very red,
Is mopping of his head.
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
A maid of early morning twirled her mop upon the moor;
I wished her my farewell before she closed the door.
My friends I left behind me for other places new,
Crows and pigeons all were strangers as oer my head they flew.
"The Sailor-Boy" by John Clare

In news:

Someone's been flushing things they shouldn't have been: tough paper baby wipes and full cotton mop heads.
An old t-shirt as a mop-head square.
When you don't want to go microfiber, the head on this mop also accommodates any brand of disposable dry or wet cleaning cloths.
Your crawling infant can help you out when you dress them in a "baby mop," which is basically a romper with mop heads attached to the arms and legs.
In the cold, windswept tunnels beneath the royal parks they stand, in single file with mop and bucket, their heads bent, faces set in stony disconsolation.
A designer from website BetterThanPants.com has created a set of footie pajamas with special mop -heads attached to the arms and legs.
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