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    Post wayward crop

    My father as a force of nature, a towering Pashtun specimen with a thick beard, a wayward crop of curly brow hair ....

    What does "wayward crop" mean here?


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    Re: wayward crop

    Hair that is probably rather curly and difficult to keep neat. This is an excessive example: http://www.worldsgreatestshave.com/i.../matt_king.jpg

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    Re: wayward crop

    "crop" is the same as 'a head of hair' (in this context), and "wayward" is 'hard to control'. When someone tries to arrange his or hair in a certain way, and it won't, it's 'wayward'; sometimes people say 'it has a mind of its own' or 'I can't do a thing with it'.

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    Re: wayward crop

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    "crop" is the same as 'a head of hair' (in this context), and "wayward" is 'hard to control'. When someone tries to arrange his or hair in a certain way, and it won't, it's 'wayward'; sometimes people say 'it has a mind of its own' or 'I can't do a thing with it'.

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    In the region were I was born, some people use an old-fashioned word "mane" to refer to a head of hair. I would like to know if you use "mane" to refer to hair as well.

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    Re: wayward crop

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    In the region were I was born, some people use an old-fashioned word "mane" to refer to a head of hair. I would like to know if you use "mane" to refer to hair as well.
    It is sometimes used, 'a flowing mane' for example.

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    Re: wayward crop

    Iím not a teacher.

    Hi dilermando,

    wayward = unmanageable(his fatherís curly brown hair is as unruly as the man himself)

    crop = a short haircut.

    mane = a long thick growth of hair on a person's head

    He was holding a lapel of his frock coat in each hand; his head, with its mane of grey hair, was thrust forward.

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    Re: wayward crop

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It is sometimes used, 'a flowing mane' for example.
    "mane" goes with abundant hair. Typical metaphors for my crop, for example, refer to billiard balls rather than lions

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