Baldpate



baldhead (def 1).
the American widgeon, Anas americana, having a gray head with a white crown.
Historical Examples

The baldpate is said to visit the rice fields of the south during the winter in considerable numbers.
Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [February, 1898] Various

Yes, I’m going to spend the next few months at baldpate Inn.
Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers

I sort of feel, you know—that this is in the air at baldpate, even in the winter time.
Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers

baldpate Inn did not stand tiptoe on the misty mountain-top.
Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers

On tiptoe the amateur hermits of baldpate descended to the hotel office.
Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers

I happened to have a friend involved in the management of baldpate Inn.
Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers

Three lone men, knowing nothing of one another, we have sought the solitude of baldpate Inn at almost the same moment.
Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers

That is why you see me on baldpate Mountain this chill December morning.
Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers

Melodrama—the thing he had come to baldpate Inn to forget forever—raged through that home of solitude.
Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers

Poor devil—to have had his dream of service—and then grow old on baldpate.
Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers

noun
a person with a bald head
the American wigeon See wigeon (sense 2)

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