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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
widow's peak(WID-oz peek)
noun: A V-shaped hairline at the center top of the forehead.
From the former belief that this feature in a woman was an omen that she'd outlive her husband, as in those days a widow wore a mourning hood with a pointed crest. Also see widow's cruse and widow's walk.
Earlier, this feature in a man was known as a widower's peak, though today widow's peak is a unisex term. It's not known what the superstition said when two people with widow's peak married each other. Examples of people with widow's peaks: John Travolta, Count Dracula.
"Tall, slim and more Draculesque than ever with his sunken cheeks,
widow's peak and grey sidewings, Jan Garbarek led a virtuosic
quartet by example."
Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason. -Henry Fielding, author (1707-1754)
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