cowlick : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a tuft of hair that grows in a different direction from the rest of the hair and usually will not lie flat

  • A 12-year-old boy with a stiff cowlick waits at the safe house near a cabbage field on Beijing's dusty outskirts.
  • But the real heart of the strip began beating on February 14, 1921 when the central character, Walt Wallet, a rotund confirmed bachelor with a sharp cowlick of hair sticking out .
  • Jones, plump and thoughtful, his cowlick slicing over his eyebrow, stalked after his ball in silence while Farrell, lean and dark, walked with a gloomy air beside him.
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  • Tom Herzing: Sunday 'best' gives way to informal dress
    Remember the phrase, 'He's all dressed up in his Sunday best'? As a kid, Sunday Best was a misery: choked by a tie, mom's spit in your hair to hold the cowlick down, great Saturday afternoons interrupted to shine your shoes and that darned bath where the
    Sept. 27, 2013 - The Oshkosh Northwestern

  • Norman Mailer in Hot Air (blog)
    In 1968, when Reagan was 57, one of his disparagers, Norman Mailer, wrote that Reagan radiated a "very young, boyish, maybe thirteen or fourteen, freckles, cowlick, I-tripped-on-my-sneaker-lace aw shucks variety of confusion."

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