forelock forelock


  1. (n) a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead
  2. (n) a lock of a horse's mane that grows forward between the ears


  1. In a few minutes he is sitting up straight, his forelock is hanging in his eyes.
  2. With respectful gratitude the Buckinghamshire Agricultural Committee touched its forelock and accepted.
  3. Age has taken from him the forelock which once wandered down over his forehead.


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  1. "He is simply tugging the forelock ...... It is deplorable," Senator Brown said.
    on Sep 29, 2006 By: Bob Brown Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. Two years ago Mr Morgan warned MSPs in bold terms that the people of Scotland knew what they didn't want - a building that was "a nest of fearties", a "a phalanx of forelock-tuggers", and least of all filled with the mantra of "it...
    on Nov 21, 2006 By: Edwin Morgan Source: Scotsman

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