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pileous (PY-lee-uhs, PIL-ee-) adjective

Covered with hair.

[From Latin pileus, from pilus (hair).]

"What pileous sculptures was the young man creating on that lovely head?" Andrew Miller; Casanova in Love; Harvest Books; 2000.

"A pileous alternative without slippage concerns is spray-on hair-in-a-can." Lyle Zapato; Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie; Outer Limits Press; 2003.

This week's theme: hair today, gone tomorrow.

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Knowing ignorance is strength; ignoring knowledge is sickness. -Lao-Tzu, philosopher (6th century BCE)

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