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peel-head

[Car.; cf. Sra, piri-ede (lit, peeled head) bald head (Echteld 163); the considerable seman-tic jump from peel, to strip something of its outer layer, points to influence from Port. pellado, bald supporting the theory of relexification; cf. also Haitian tèt kale crane rasé (cf. kale peel) TDKF; cf. PEEL adj. bald. Cf. BAWHEAD, BALL-PLATED, SHINE. HEAD, MANGY-HEAD (Black)

Tags: adjective, hair

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Last update: 2012-12-02 00:30
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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