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(of hair, skin, etc.) light-colored:
the child’s soft blond curls.
(of a person) having light-colored hair and skin.
(of furniture wood) light in tone.
a blond person.
silk lace, originally unbleached but now often dyed any of various colors, especially white or black.
Contemporary Examples

The Ballad of Johnny France Richard Ben Cramer January 11, 2014
Tennis’ New All-American Sweetheart Danielle Friedman September 7, 2009
The Dark Rock Star Fantasy of Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane Liza Foreman September 23, 2014
The Serial Killer Victim’s Secret Life Christine Pelisek, Roja Heydarpour April 23, 2011
Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ Is a Total Blast Marlow Stern July 8, 2013

Historical Examples

Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
The Best Short Stories of 1919 Various
The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
A Spaceship Named McGuire Gordon Randall Garrett

(of men’s hair) of a light colour; fair
(of a person, people or a race) having fair hair, a light complexion, and, typically, blue or grey eyes
(of soft furnishings, wood, etc) light in colour
a person, esp a man, having light-coloured hair and skin

Fair hair was much esteemed by both the Greeks and Romans, and so they not only dyed and gold-dusted theirs …, but also went so far as to gild the hair of their statues, as notably those of Venus de Medici and Apollo. In the time of Ovid (A.U.C. 711) much fair hair was imported from Germany, by the Romans, as it was considered quite the fashionable color. Those Roman ladies who did not choose to wear wigs of this hue, were accustomed to powder theirs freely with gold dust, so as to give it the fashionable yellow tint. [C. Henry Leonard, “The Hair,” 1879]



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