Hoary

Hoar"y

(?), a. 1. White or whitish. "The hoary willows." Addison.
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2. White or gray with age; hoar; as, hoary hairs.
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Reverence the hoary head.
Dr. T. Dwight.
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3. Hence, remote in time past; as, hoary antiquity.
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4. Moldy; mossy; musty. [Obs.] Knolles.
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5. (Zol.) Of a pale silvery gray.
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6. (Bot.) Covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent.
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Hoary bat (Zol.), an American bat (Atalapha cinerea), having the hair yellowish, or brown, tipped with white.
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