Monday, January 4, 2010

Dictionary Moment: Lyart

Lyart is an obsolete adjective, listed in the SOED, with two applications.  For horses, it means "spotted with white or grey."  For humans, it is simpler.  "Of hair: grey."
This is not a term we'll use around the house much, since I didn't personally serve in the Navy, and Dandelionslayer doesn't want to talk about the Navy's effect on his pileous pigmentation.  But someday, I'll need an elegant term like lyart to describe me on my driver's license.  When I do, I'd better take the dictionary along.

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