One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘I have very dark brown eyes and even though I now shave my head so I'm bald as a coot, I once had long dark brown flowing locks.’
- ‘Sibelius was portrayed as a grim faced gentleman with mad, bulging eyes, bald as a coot.’
- ‘Of the ones sitting down the middle man was bald as a coot, his whole head shining with a sweat I thought would come away on my hand like coconut oil.’
- ‘Have you ever heard him say ‘I'm as bald as a coot and have a massive collections of syrups’ (wigs in rhyming slang to the uninitiated)?’
- ‘One has luxuriant locks, their ever-changing style consuming the interests of fashion writers more interested in curling tongs than curling free-kicks; the other is as bald as a coot.’
- ‘Hence if Balde were, well, bald as a coot, knobbly-kneed or of Bunteresque physique, he would duly be ridiculed for these signs of imperfection.’
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