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hoary
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition old-fashioned

or more rarely:  appearing old

even more rarely:  covered with fine whitish hairs or down
  • Now, during a conversation of some two or three moments between the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale and this excellent and hoary-bearded deacon, it was only by the most careful self-control that the former could refrain from uttering certain blasphemous suggestions that rose into his mind, respecting the communion-supper.
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (36% in)

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