The Skin Horse had lived longer in the nursery than any of the others. He was so old that his brown coat was bald in patches and showed the seams underneath, and most of the hairs in his tail had been pulled out to string bead necklaces.
grow bald; lose hair on one's head; "He is balding already" lacking hair on all or most of the scalp; "a bald pate"; "a bald-headed gentleman" without the natural or usual covering; "a bald spot on the lawn"; "bare hills" with no effort to conceal; "a barefaced lie
Someone who is bald has little or no hair on the top of their head. The man's bald head was beaded with sweat + baldness bald·ness He wears a cap to cover a spot of baldness
Describes a treeless, rocky summit in certain areas of the Appalachians A "bald" is usually a treeless summit in the southern region that is not necessarily above timberline, but the peak is still open at the summit Has more of a pastoral feel than the treeless summits of the Whites or Adirondacks
(not preferred; colloquial: southeastern USA; use summit, mountaintop, etc ) An ecological term for the grass or shrub covered (naturally tree-less) summit of a high elevation hill or mountain, flanked by forested slopes; not above the local tree-line Compare - glade SW & GG
A bald statement is in plain language and contains no extra explanation or information. The announcement came in a bald statement from the official news agency The bald truth is he's just not happy. = blunt + baldly bald·ly `The leaders are outdated,' he stated baldly. `They don't relate to young people.' = bluntly. adj. bald cypress bald eagle Charles the Bald
Either of two large swamp trees (Taxodium distichum and T. ascendens; family Taxodiaceae) of the southern U.S. that are related to the sequoias. The hard red wood of cypress is often used for roofing shingles. The so-called deciduous cypress family (see deciduous tree) comprises 10 genera with 15 species of ornamental and timber evergreen trees, native to eastern Asia, Tasmania, and North America. The leaves on a single tree may be scalelike, needlelike, or a mixture of both. Both male and female cones are borne on the same tree. The Tasmanian cedar (Athrotaxis), Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica), China fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata), umbrella pine (Sciadopitys verticillata), big tree, redwood, dawn redwood, and bald cypress are economically important timber trees in this family
A bald eagle is a large eagle with a white head that lives in North America. It is the national bird of the United States of America. A North American eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) characterized by a brownish-black body and a white head and tail in the adult. Also called American eagle. a large North American bird with a white head and neck that is the national bird of the US. Species of sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) that occurs inland along rivers and large lakes. Strikingly handsome, it is the only eagle native solely to North America, and it has been the U.S. national bird since 1782. The adult, about 40 in. (1 m) long with a wingspan of 6.5 ft (2 m), is dark brown with white head and tail and yellow beak, eyes, and feet. Bald eagles snatch fish at the water surface, rob osprey of fish, and eat carrion. They nest in lone trees, often on river islands. Though still protected in the U.S., the bald eagle is no longer considered an endangered species
adj. In Norse mythology, the just and beautiful son of Odin and Frigg. He could be harmed by nothing except mistletoe. Knowing he was invulnerable, the gods amused themselves by throwing things at him. Deceived by Loki, the blind god Höd hurled mistletoe at Balder and killed him. The giantess Thökk, probably Loki in disguise, refused to weep the tears that would have released Balder from the underworld
or alopecia Lack or loss of hair, either permanent (from destruction of hair follicles) or temporary (from short-term follicle damage). Male pattern baldness is inherited and affects up to 40% of men; treatments are transplanting of follicles from areas where hair still grows and application of drugs (e.g., minoxidil) to the scalp. Other causes of permanent baldness are skin diseases and injuries, inborn lack of hair development, and severe follicle injury. Temporary hair loss may follow high fever or come from X rays, drugs, malnutrition, or endocrine disorders. Alopecia areata, with sharply outlined patches of sudden complete baldness, is also usually temporary
[ 'bold ] (adjective.) 14th century. From Middle English balled (“bald”), from ball (“white spot, blaze”) ( + -ed), from Old English *bala (“white patch, blaze”), from Proto-Germanic *balēn, *bēla-n (“flame”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhela- (“light, bright”). Cognate with Danish bældet (“bald”), Gothic
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