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hoary
used in A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Definition
old-fashioned

or more rarely:  appearing old

even more rarely:  covered with fine whitish hairs or down
  • ...want their winter here; No night is now with hymn or carol blest:— Therefore the moon, the governess of floods, Pale in her anger, washes all the air, That rheumatic diseases do abound: And thorough this distemperature we see The seasons alter: hoary-headed frosts Fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose; And on old Hyem's thin and icy crown An odorous chaplet of sweet summer buds Is, as in mockery, set: the spring, the summer, The childing autumn, angry winter, change Their wonted...
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A wood near Athens (39% in)

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