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or more rarely: appearing old
even more rarely: covered with fine whitish hairs or down
- Great trees, bare and silent, stood, rank on rank, with tangled bough and hoary head; their twisted roots were buried in the long green grass.3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- Helm's Deep (95% in)
- Great ilexes of huge girth stood dark and solemn in wide glades with here and there among them hoary ash-trees. and giant oaks just putting out their brown-green buds.4.7 -- Book 4 Chapter 7 -- Journey to the Cross-roads (30% in)
There are no more uses of "hoary" in The Two Towers.
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