the skin. Hair lace, a netted fillet for tying up the hair of the head. Swift. Hair line, a line
made of hair; a very slender line. Hair moth (Zoöl.), any moth which destroys goods made of hair,
esp. Tinea biselliella. Hair pencil, a brush or pencil made of fine hair, for painting; generally
called by the name of the hair used; as, a camel's hair pencil, a sable's hair pencil, etc. - - Hair plate,
an iron plate forming the back of the hearth of a bloomery fire. Hair powder, a white perfumed
powder, as of flour or starch, formerly much used for sprinkling on the hair of the head, or on wigs.
Hair seal (Zoöl.), any one of several species of eared seals which do not produce fur; a sea lion.
Hair seating, haircloth for seats of chairs, etc. Hair shirt, a shirt, or a band for the loins, made of
horsehair, and worn as a penance. Hair sieve, a strainer with a haircloth bottom. Hair snake.
See Gordius. Hair space (Printing), the thinnest metal space used in lines of type. Hair stroke,
a delicate stroke in writing. Hair trigger, a trigger so constructed as to discharge a firearm by a
very slight pressure, as by the touch of a hair. Farrow. Not worth a hair, of no value. To a
hair, with the nicest distinction. To split hairs, to make distinctions of useless nicety.
(Hair"bell`) n. (Bot.) See Harebell.
(Hair"bird`) n. (Zoöl.) The chipping sparrow.
(Hair"brained`) a. See Harebrained.
(Hair"breadth` Hair's" breadth`) The diameter or breadth of a hair; a very small distance; sometimes,
definitely, the forty-eighth part of an inch.
Every one could sling stones at an hairbreadth and not miss.Judg. xx. 16.
(Hair"breadth`), a. Having the breadth of a hair; very narrow; as, a hairbreadth escape.
(Hair"-brown`) a. Of a clear tint of brown, resembling brown human hair. It is composed of
equal proportions of red and green.
(Hair"brush`) n. A brush for cleansing and smoothing the hair.
(Hair"cloth`) n. Stuff or cloth made wholly or in part of hair.
(Hair"dress`er) n. One who dresses or cuts hair; a barber.
1. Having hair. "A beast haired like a bear." Purchas.
2. In composition: Having (such) hair; as, red-haired.
(Hai"ren) a. [AS. h&aemacrren.] Hairy. [Obs.]
His hairen shirt and his ascetic diet.J. Taylor.
(Hair" grass`) (Bot.) A grass with very slender leaves or branches; as the Agrostis scabra,
and several species of Aira or Deschampsia.
(Hair"i*ness) n. The state of abounding, or being covered, with hair. Johnson.
(Hair"less), a. Destitute of hair. Shak.
(Hair"pin`) n. A pin, usually forked, or of bent wire, for fastening the hair in place, used by