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Herman Melville Likes Your Beard

Or as he calls them, in order, in two chapters of White Jacket:

  • beards
  • the crop
  • suburbs of the chin
  • homeward-bounders
  • fly-brushes
  • long, trailing moss hanging from the bough of some aged oak
  • love-curls
  • Winnebago locks
  • carroty bunches
  • rebellious bristles
  • redundant mops
  • yellow bamboos
  • long whiskers
  • thrice-noble beards
  • plantations of hair
  • whiskerandoes
  • nodding harvests
  • viny locks
  • the fleece
  • fine tassels
  • goatees
  • imperials
  • sacred things
  • admiral’s pennant
  • manhood
  • muzzle-lashings

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