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#24327 03/22/01 07:02 PM
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Sartorial, of course, means "of or relating to (a tailor or) tailored clothes;" does anyone know a word that means (approximately) "of or relating to arranged hair?"

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here's what i gleaned from my favorite obscure dictionary:

comatulid - having hair that is neatly curled

dasypygal (adj.) - having hairy buttocks
oh wait, that's not really relevant, unless of course it's arranged nicely






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Coiffurial? Since coining seems to be the new trend here these days.


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Is that Daisy Piggle who has a hairy ass? There are spa's that specialise in waxing posteriors-- maybe she should go to one! (almost a YART! don't start talking about Cally Pidgeon..)


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oh goody, a chance to display my hair(y) collection:

alopecia - loss of hair: baldness
glabrous - smooth, esp: having a surface without hairs or projections
horripilation - the erection of the hair of the head or body from fear or cold
poliosis - graying of the hair
tetrapyloctomy - the art of splitting a hair four ways (Umberto Eco coinage?)
trichoptilosis - a longitudinal splitting of hair fiber better known as split ends
trichotillomania - the abnormal urge to pull out one's hair

(and since bridget weighed in with dasypygal) hirsute - roughly hairy, esp covered with coarse, stiff hair


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tsuwm, since you mention "trichoptilosis", you give me a segue for sharing "trichoschisticism", which is defined as the making of overly fine points (or hair-splitting) in an argument. i'd made a mental note to look up the putting-words-in-another's-mouth thread and post this as as related word.

speaking of hair, where has the Auricomous One been hiding? i haven't seen her post in *ages*. she must be busy with those ducks


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>"trichoschisticism"

...which leads directly to 'tetrapyloctomy'.


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How about coiffured


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oh, and you left out 'piliferous'...

which leads to "piloerection" (the entymology of which is rather obvious), a synonym for horripilation.

also, the lovely "ulotrichous", having wooly or crisply curling hair


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Tonsorial is the best response I received. (Just in case anyone was wondering.)

Thanks all for the other interesting words, too.



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